How we did it: mavention.nl – Part 4: Optimizing for the Web

Building Internet-facing websites on the SharePoint platform requires you not only to understand how SharePoint works but also to know what the Web is about and how things work there. In this part of the How we did it series about our brand new website I will show you some things that we implemented to make our website a better Web citizen.

Mavention Meta Fields v1.1: no jQuery release

A while ago I’ve released Mavention Meta Fields: a solution that makes it easy to add meta tags to Publishing Pages in SharePoint 2010. Shortly after the release it turned out that the dependency on jQuery was causing some problems in integrating the solution with existing environments using different versions of jQuery.

Configuring SharePoint 2010 Rich Text Editor to allow ‘Paste plaintext’ only

Recently I wrote an article how you can configure the SharePoint 2010 Rich Text Editor (RTE) to better support consistent content authoring. Shortly after I published the article, I got a question how to force the RTE to allow the content editors to paste content only as plain text removing all formatting. From the consistency point of view this is a great deal especially if RTE is not your primary text editor and you’re pasting the content from another text editor. So how do you configure the SharePoint 2010 Rich Text Editor to allow pasting content only as plain text?

How we did it: mavention.nl – Part 3: Search Engine Optimization

A few days after we launched our new website I used my favorite search engine to do a search on one of my fellow-Mavens. I was really surprised to see that in just a few days the first result came from our brand new website! So what is it exactly that we did that gave us such great results in such a short time?