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To merge, or not to merge...

This post by Monica Manzano about merging your own, or other DLL’s, within the Template Building Block DLL is very useful.

However in the comments Frank van Puffelen also warned for the implications of legality. Make sure the code merged is allowed to be merged.

Also, you should consider that when you have a personal set of standard code that you  would like to have merged, that this code should also be available for the customer when you are no longer working for them. Otherwise you might have given a customer closed solution, which might get the company (and yourself) into trouble years down the road.

But, I like merging as well!

(Source: blogger.com)

Best Practices? Let's Talk Best Patterns.

A nice article by Alvin Reyes about Best Practices (or best patterns?) in Tridion projects. To summarize in his own words:

tl;dr version:

Tridion Best Practices are useless without context. Instead, let’s talk Tridion patterns. What that means exactly is evolving; however, we’ve already started.

(Source: twitter.com)

Tridion GUI Background Color
I still remember in the old days how much effort you would have to put into giving different Tridion environments different colors. Not anymore in Tridion 2011! For those of you with a Tridion account, you can find the how-to on the Tridion LIve Documentation website: Skinning the Content Manager Explorer
Robert Curlette found one more missing style thing in his article.

Tridion GUI Background Color

I still remember in the old days how much effort you would have to put into giving different Tridion environments different colors. Not anymore in Tridion 2011! For those of you with a Tridion account, you can find the how-to on the Tridion LIve Documentation website: Skinning the Content Manager Explorer

Robert Curlette found one more missing style thing in his article.

Jun 9

SDL Tridion UI – Template Building Block set up for easier content porting

A great tip by John Winter in making your live easier when Content Portering between different environments and you want something like a SiteEdit url to be manually updated after each content port.

(Source: twitter.com)

Jun 9
Making SDL Tridion World look better on mobile devices using responsive design.
A good example about the implementation of responsive webdesign can be found on www.sdltridionworld.com. Frank van Puffelen shows in this article in a lot of detail all the steps and actions he has taken to make the SDL Tridionworld website scale on different devices. A great example to use when customers want to know more about Tridion and responsive webdesign

Making SDL Tridion World look better on mobile devices using responsive design.

A good example about the implementation of responsive webdesign can be found on www.sdltridionworld.com. Frank van Puffelen shows in this article in a lot of detail all the steps and actions he has taken to make the SDL Tridionworld website scale on different devices. A great example to use when customers want to know more about Tridion and responsive webdesign

(Source: twitter.com)

Why Should You Use the /uploadpdb Option with TcmUploadAssembly.exe?

Not only does Mihai Cadariu explain how to use the TcmUploadAssembly.exe, but he also shows you why you need certain paramaters. Hint: Debugging is King!

(Source: twitter.com)

How Tridion component Linking works
A good to remember order of how Tridion deals with component linking. (hence the image of a knot in a finger). I didn’t really know this particular order either, so remember it!
Current Page
Current web folder or structure group (SG)
Child SG and pages
Parent SG and pages
Sibling SG and pages
Grandparent SG and pages
Sibling of my parent (aunt/tía/tante) SG

How Tridion component Linking works

A good to remember order of how Tridion deals with component linking. (hence the image of a knot in a finger). I didn’t really know this particular order either, so remember it!

  1. Current Page
  2. Current web folder or structure group (SG)
  3. Child SG and pages
  4. Parent SG and pages
  5. Sibling SG and pages
  6. Grandparent SG and pages
  7. Sibling of my parent (aunt/tía/tante) SG

(Source: twitter.com)

May 5
Tridion 2011 Upgrade in 10 Easy Steps
After Robert Curlette created his 10 reasons to upgrade from Tridion 2009 to Tridion 2011 he has now created the upgrade in ten easy steps post!
The steps he used are as follow:
1. Read the install manual and upgrade manual.2. Upgrade the Database3. Upgrade the CMS4. Test the CMS5. Installing the Broker and Deployer6. Test the Deployer7. Test the Broker8. Custom Pages and GUI Customizations9. Event System10. Templates
Check out his blog for more details!

Tridion 2011 Upgrade in 10 Easy Steps

After Robert Curlette created his 10 reasons to upgrade from Tridion 2009 to Tridion 2011 he has now created the upgrade in ten easy steps post!

The steps he used are as follow:

1. Read the install manual and upgrade manual.
2. Upgrade the Database
3. Upgrade the CMS
4. Test the CMS
5. Installing the Broker and Deployer
6. Test the Deployer
7. Test the Broker
8. Custom Pages and GUI Customizations
9. Event System
10. Templates

Check out his blog for more details!

(Source: twitter.com)

Tridion Development - Some Of My Good Practices

It’s always good to see other consultants uphold the same standards you do. Asier Fernandez is showing his good practices on his weblog.

(Source: twitter.com)

5 Ways to maintain quality in Tridion Templates

I have confessed my love for the old school templating before, so this post by Robert Curlette about how to maintain quality in the good old VbScript templating ways is still noteworthy!

(Source: twitter.com)

Filtering (Prioritization) of the Tridion Publish Queue
A nice post by Chris Morgan about how to add filtering (Prioritization) to your publish queue. This only applies to implementations with at least two publishers.
Worth the read, and definitely worth looking into your implementations where you can add some prioritization to certain “important” publications. Instead of throwing all the publish items into a single pool of resources!

Filtering (Prioritization) of the Tridion Publish Queue

A nice post by Chris Morgan about how to add filtering (Prioritization) to your publish queue. This only applies to implementations with at least two publishers.

Worth the read, and definitely worth looking into your implementations where you can add some prioritization to certain “important” publications. Instead of throwing all the publish items into a single pool of resources!

What Actually Gets Published?

Great overview to remember (or save) about what exactly gets published. Just a nice and useful overview.

DD4T and caching

In this post Albert Romkes describes the caching options that are available when using DD4T Templating. This should benefit the responsiveness and the performance of your dynamic website build on top of the Dynamic Delivery for Tridion (DD4T) framework.

(Source: twitter.com)

The Stuff Schema are Made of
After Will Price his posts about Schema design Alvin Reyes continues on the schema design and adds his advice on how to deal with embedded schema, repeating fields, and the resulting design flexibility from using them together.

The Stuff Schema are Made of

After Will Price his posts about Schema design Alvin Reyes continues on the schema design and adds his advice on how to deal with embedded schema, repeating fields, and the resulting design flexibility from using them together.

(Source: twitter.com)

Demystifying Tridion Code Generation
Very nice explanation by Mihai Cadariu about what tridion does during Tridion depending on the configuration settings (And code language used), such as:

Publication Target Target Language;
Component Template Output Format;
Deployer config TCDLEngine Properties;

Demystifying Tridion Code Generation

Very nice explanation by Mihai Cadariu about what tridion does during Tridion depending on the configuration settings (And code language used), such as:

  • Publication Target Target Language;
  • Component Template Output Format;
  • Deployer config TCDLEngine Properties;

(Source: twitter.com)





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