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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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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Modern website development has a trend for using fixed position components. When developing the Front-End for this type of component in Sitecore you need to think about how these components will work in the different Page Modes.
In this blog post I’ll take you through the journey and the challenges that I had to overcome.
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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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If you’re a frontend developer new to Sitecore you may not know that Sitecore has a series of page modes which provide different functionality to the content editor. These page modes are Design, Preview and most importantly Experience Editor (previously known as Page Editor).
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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…
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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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Over the past few months I’ve been part of a team developing solutions of real benefit to every digital focused business using Sitecore. For example, how to rapidly create websites with minimal effort which allow cross site shared components with a predefined information architecture, user experience and the option of changing the theme without extra cost.
Continue reading “Creating websites with Sitecore branch templates part one”