Friday, July 19, 2013

Sharepoint Master Pages

I have seen that most of the time, sharepoint professionals are facing hard time to deal with master page and branding in sharepoint. So, I have decided to write easy ways to deal with master pages. Here is my first blog over sharepoint branding. Please do the following steps to create a master page from existing:

1. Open the site into windows explorer

2. copy and paste a master page in masterPages folder. Rename the copied one.

3. copy and rename css file from style folder(see the css path in master page's html)

4. copy all the images and paste into a new image folder(see the image path in master page's html). Change the images according to your branding.

5. change the image folder's in image's source in master page's html

6. Save checkin

7. publish

Now your Master page is ready to use.

Go to the site properties and click on master page under look and feel section. select your master page for "site master page" and "system master page" .

Go back to home page of your website, you will have a new look according to your master page.

Happy Green Coding !!!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Which one is my future: ASP Web form, MVC, HTML5, or WebAPI for Web Architect/Developer?

Why client-side techniques such as JQuery, Knockout, HTML5, etc.are becoming so popular? They all are  having one thing in common: usage of WebAPI.
Nowadays not only the simple websites, but also big enterprise level applications are using WebAPI to designs their high traffic websites. I was a part of a design and development team of a Airport site, it was designed and developed in SharePoint 2010. It was having 50% custom code and most of them were having webparts. each webpart was getting the data from Database(I will not disclose the name of DB). Data retrial and transactions all were done using the webAPI.
I have gone through a very good article by a co-founder of DNN Shaun Walker, he has explained the future of web development in microsoft technologies, like Please go through this blog and see what exactly changes he is planning for the DNN using this wave of change in Microsoft technology.

Microsoft Declares the Future of ASP.NET is Web API

Enjoy your green coding and try to use more to generate more plants on this earth.
Try to use handmade bags to bring your home goods in daily life, it will really make a big change in environment.