SharePoint 2010 ULS Viewer Not Working


Recently had an issue when debugging code that the ULS viewer stopped showing results in the log. After a bit of digging I managed to find out that when the free space gets below 1GB it stops getting information from the logs. So its an easy fix when you know what the issue is, free…

SharePoint 2010 3rd Party Starter MasterPages Good or Bad?


Starter MasterPages from 3rd party sites are not a great starting point when beginning to brand your SharePoint site. You may be wondering why I don’t think they are, well read on. Based on my experience of using other people’s starter MasterPages they always seem good from a high level but when you start to…

SharePoint 2010 ribbon functionality missing in a custom master page


I think a lot of people have been using “Starter” master pages from different sites and have a similar issue with the functionality of the ribbon. You’ll notice on an Out of the box v4.master that when you click any of the ribbon buttons to show the ribbon the header and the top navigation disappear….

Branding SharePoint 2010 – The Basics part 2


Page Layout Just a quick and basic explination on creating and editing page layouts in SharePoint 2010 Creating a page layout. In your SharePoint site click Site actions > Site settings > master page and page layout (under the Galleries heading) Click documents in the ribbon Select the new document icon and then select page…

Branding SharePoint 365


I found this post when I first looked at branding 365 and found it very helpful . There were a few other issue I found while branding 365 so thought I’d put them in one post. Bellow is the Blog post I found on http://consultantpoint.wordpress.com The master pages found in the masterpage library are not…

Adding Additional Styles/JavaScript Per SharePoint Page Layout


One of the most utilised placeholders within SharePoint is the “PlaceHolderAdditionalPageHead”, this allows HTML to be input into the head of the page. This is particularly useful if you only need to reference a JavaScript file for a control that is only on one type of page layout, or if you need to reference additional…

Branding SharePoint 2010 – The Basics part 1


I put a quick word document together just for other people at work to follow to get a general idea of how to start SharePoint 2010 branding and the basis of it.I know this is extreamly basicbut It seemed like a good idea to share it with others so here it is. Areas of the…

SharePoint Websites and Web Parts Don’t Mix


Web Parts are a great feature of SharePoint but they are not a great idea when you plan on using SharePoint for your public facing website. The main reasons you wouldn’t use Web Parts on your website are: It produces 33 lines of html just for a simple piece of text (roughly an extra 5kb)…

Active fixed width master page in SharePoint 2010.


This is something that we’ve used for a while and has been very handy for fixed width designs . You might Know that making a master page fixed width for an intranet has its down falls like looking in list view when there are more headings than the page width will allow (you’ll have the…

SharePoint and PIE


We have been using CSS3 within SharePoint for almost 12 months now and in this time we have used the PIE.htc file to enable us to have CSS3 capabilites in older browsers such as IE7 and IE8. If you use the pie file within the style library like – behavior:url(style library/pie.htc) or within the css file…