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?

Building breadcrumbs the way you want it in SharePoint 2010

A while ago I wrote an article about creating breadcrumbs using the Mavention Simple SiteMapPath control. And while I thought that the control would be sufficient to cover the most common scenarios just recently it turned out that the control has one major flaw. Find out how to build breadcrumbs in SharePoint really the way you want it.

Quick minifying JavaScript and CSS files with Mavention Assets Minifier

Recently I showed you how you can automate minifying JavaScript and CSS files in Visual Studio 2010. There are however situations, when you might want to quickly minify a file outside Visual Studio. Find out how to minify CSS and JavaScript files in 3 simple steps with Mavention Assets Minifier.

Removing Web Parts tables in SharePoint 2010

In MOSS 2007 solutions one of the fixes to get cleaner and more accessible HTML markup was to remove Web Part tables using Control Adapters. Because SharePoint 2010 allows us to insert Web Parts in content there is more to this challenge. Find out what has changed and how to deal with it in SharePoint 2010.