Using minified CSS and JavaScript files everywhere in SharePoint 2010

In my previous post I showed you how you can automate minifying JavaScript and CSS files in Visual Studio 2010. As I also mentioned, SharePoint has limited support for using minified files. But just because something is not available out of the box doesn't mean it's not possible. Find out how to leverage the extensibility capabilities of the SharePoint 2010 platform and support using minified CSS and JavaScript files everywhere.

Minifying JavaScript and CSS files made easy with Mavention SharePoint Assets Minifier

Minifying asset files is a known performance optimization technique. By removing all optional characters you can decrease the size of CSS and JavaScript files and make them download faster. Depending on how big your solution is this process might get tedious when done manually and this is exactly where Mavention SharePoint Assets Minifier can help you out.

Using different login pages on different Site Collections in a single Web Application

SharePoint 2010 makes it easy for you to host multiple Site Collections within a single Web Application. In terms of Internet-facing websites this capability is extremely powerful when it comes to hosting mini-sites. And although they all might use the same credential store, they might need a login page using their own branding. Find out how to configure different login page for every Site Collection in a single Web Application.

Configuring SSL in SharePoint 2010 development environment

Once in a while, when working with SharePoint solutions you need to test them on sites using SSL just to be sure that everything is working just as intended. Although I have previously wrote about how to configure SSL for SharePoint development environments, SSL configuration in IIS7 has changed slightly. Find out how to configure SSL on SharePoint 2010 development environments.