Recently I spoke at the Sitecore User Group at Kagool’s Manchester Office. The topic I covered was based on my experience as a Sitecore front-end developer.
I’ve been working with Sitecore for many years now and there is always one thing I see being overlooked when creating components and setting up Experience Editor… That one thing is Experience Editor Buttons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A few months ago I blogged about “Sitecore Frontend Approach – Quick Start Guide”which got some awesome feedback on Twitter.
However I noticed I’d missed something from my post which is pretty important to SItecore Frontend developers…. It’s a question I get asked a lot about at work and that is…