Mavention.nl v3: How we did it?–The multilingual experience

Building an English version of our website was one of the most important design decisions for our new website. And although building and maintaining a multilingual website is an ongoing process, it is totally worth it, because so far we have had some great feedback. So how did we do it?

Using server-side rendering with Content Search Web Part in SharePoint 2013

Content Search Web Part is the new Web Part in SharePoint 2013 for building content aggregations. By default it uses client-side rendering. And while this allows you to build rich experiences in some scenarios you need to use server-side rendering instead. Find out how to use server-side rendering with Content Search Web Part in SharePoint 2013.

Inconvenient clientaccesspolicy.xml and Host Named Site Collections

When making cross-domain requests from Silverlight applications you need a clientaccesspolicy.xml file to allow the communication between the service and the Silverlight application. And while it seems pretty straight-forward at first, things become quite inconvenient when you start working with Host Named Site Collections.