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Hannah and Donald Trump -thumb I Just Found Out I’m A Corporate Sell-Out 

March 18, 2014

Recently I sat on a panel at the Windup Space, addressing students on the subject of “Finding Your Career Path in the Arts.” It’s impressive that these young folks are thinking so diligently about a 5-year, 10-year, even life-long plan.

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opening a file How To Make Your Sitecore Data Templates Look Like Folders 

October 25, 2013

One of Sitecore’s many virtues are its configurable UI. Some of these configurations are just minor improvements, but doing these goes a long way to creating a pleasant content management experience for users.

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modularizingfrontendcode Modularizing Your Front-End Code for Long Term Maintainability and Sanity 

March 25, 2013

Getting along with your code, making site maintenance enjoyable, and how modular front-end code can help solve your website woes.

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Ed holding ball Configuring Sitecore to Auto Publish Media Items 

March 5, 2013

“There’s got to be a way to configure it to do that too.” The good news? There is. The even better news? You do it the same way you configure other workflows.

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Turning Websites into clickable apps? Using Fluid and Web Based Productivity Tools…to Increase Productivity! 

March 15, 2012

I am surrounded by Web apps during my workday. Many of my activities that used to be done using full-fledged desktop applications and file storage, like word processing, are now done up in the cloud using great tools like Google Docs.

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The Magic of Self-Erasing Files: A Clever Fix for Some Common Decoupled CMS Woes 

July 21, 2011

Decoupled CMS products (those that push website files out to a separate server, independent from the CMS itself) have many virtues, but they sometimes have the habit of creating extraneous files on a web server that don’t get perfectly cleaned up when they’re done being useful.

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remaining staples on a telephone pole Where Did Those Pages Go? Managed Redirects in the Context of Decoupled CMS Create a Fix for Missing Content 

November 23, 2010

The redesign of a website creates a lot of small but important operational issues. One that often gets overlooked is what will happen when the old URLs for your site stop working.

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Imaginary Tools for Imaginary Jobs 

November 4, 2010

Sometimes when I’m teaching a class to web professionals and trying to clarify the difference between database structures, CMS content types, and metadata taxonomy terms, I start to get a very funny feeling. A form of delirium really.