Inconvenient conditional Web Parts in SharePoint 2010

Using conditional content you can target pieces of your website to specific audiences optimizing the User Experience. Unfortunately, if you try to conditionally display Web Parts, your pages will break – at least by default because there is a way you can get this done. So how do you conditionally display Web Parts in SharePoint 2010?

MaventionMinifiedJsFileGenerator was not found on this system – bugfix available

A while ago I’ve published the Mavention SharePoint Assets Minifier extension that allows you to automatically minify CSS and JavaScript files. Unfortunately it had a bug that in some situations resulted in the “MaventionMinifiedJsFileGenerator was not found on this system” error. I have just published a new version of the tool (v1.0.1) with this bug fixed.

Inconvenient Templated Controls and customized pages in SharePoint 2010

Using Templated Controls is a great way for separating UI from functionality. Unfortunately as soon as you customize the Master Page or Page Layouts that uses a Templated Control things are likely break. So what is exactly happening behind the scenes and, what’s more important, how should you deal with it?