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)
  • The markup thats produced is table based (Accessibility issues)
  • Harder to control the design with tables (If content in the table wants to expand there is no way of stopping it, without getting scroll bars)
  • Needs SharePoint javascript files to be referenced if used
WebPart HTML
WebPart HTML

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