Using SASS Placeholders in Sitecore Helix Projects

Using SASS Placeholders in Sitecore Helix Projects

Having just finished development on one of my first Sitecore Helix projects I wanted to share with the Sitecore community how using SASS placeholders helped me keep the code clean, easy to read, simple to maintain and super fast to update styles.

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A Front-End Developers Experience of Sitecore SUGCON 2017

A Front-End Developers Experience of Sitecore SUGCON 2017

This year Sitecore hosted SUGCON in the beautiful city of Amsterdam and fortunately for me I was attending with some of my fellow Kagool co-workers; Martin Davies (MVP), Ian Graham (MVP) and David Moore.

I wanted to blog about my first SUGCON experience as a Front-End Developer.

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Sitecore Webforms for Marketers Front-End boilerplate

Sitecore Webforms for Marketers Front-End boilerplate

Building custom themes for Sitecore Webforms for Marketers (WFFM) can be a painful and messy exercise. Your stylesheets get bloated, your selectors are too specific and you need to use overriding styles or !important properties. All of this just makes the whole process feel really messy and code quickly becomes unwieldy.

To help solve this problem I decided to create a Webforms for Marketers boilerplate. This blog gives a quick overview of what the boilerplate includes and how it helped me build custom themes for WFFM quickly and consistently.

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Sitecore hackathon 2017 – Hotspot Gallery for Sitecore Experience Accelerator

Sitecore hackathon 2017 – Hotspot Gallery for Sitecore Experience Accelerator

As many Sitecore developers know, the annual Sitecore hackathon approached and developers all over the world spent 24 hours creating all kinds of wonderful things. This year I decided to ask a few of my close friends and work colleagues if they would like to form a team and take part in the Sitecore hackathon; they accepted the challenge.

This blog post is about the module we built as a team and the experience taking part in my first Sitecore hackathon.

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Using Compatible Renderings in Sitecore

Using Compatible Renderings in Sitecore

Sitecore has some excellent features which Front-End developers could benefit from using in a project. One feature that stands out to me as a Front-End Developer is Compatible Renderings. This simple to set-up feature really improves Content Editor’s experience in the Experience (Page) Editor allowing flexible page designs in a matter of minutes.

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Sitecore Frontend Approach – Quick Start Guide

Sitecore Frontend Approach – Quick Start Guide

When it comes to building websites using a CMS, Sitecore is definitely the way to go! I have been building the frontend of websites in Sitecore for over five years and have not found any other platform yet that gives the flexibility to a frontend developer that Sitecore provides.

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