My employer, Apollo Education Group, published our 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Report in February of this year. The project, like our 2012 report, was a fantastic team effort and fun project for me personally. From a web development perspective, my team added a lot of tools and techniques to our repertoire during this project, […]
This is a trick I hadn’t used in a couple of years until just the other day. You can create a hyperlink to a specific page in a PDF by appending #page=3 to the URL. For example, if I want to link to page 35 of “SharePoint-Magazine-Issue-2.pdf” on my website, the link would be http://joshmccarty.com/ […]
One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2013 was to redesign my personal website. It didn’t happen. I think most web developers tend to neglect their personal site a bit because they are always working on other projects. At least that seems to be the consensus with my coworkers. Well, it’s still pretty rough around the […]
I contributed a chapter to the book Black Magic Solutions for White Hat SharePoint which is now available on Amazon. The book was organized by Mark Miller and includes chapters from several SharePoint community members. Mark’s goal was to break away from the traditional publishing model and self-publish an ebook in just a few months. You […]
Quite often I find myself needing to use a server variable in a SharePoint data view web part. These are very useful for getting information that would otherwise not be available to use in a DVWP. There are several resources that explain how to use server variables, so check those out if you haven’t used them before.
Instead of building the server variable parameters using the ASP.NET server variables I use so I can just copy/paste them from this page rather than look them up on MSDN or w3schools.com. There are other server variables, but this is my blog, so I’m only posting the ones most useful to me :). (more…)menu in SharePoint Designer, I find it faster to just type them in when I need to use several of them. With that in mind, I decided to create a quick reference for the most common
This afternoon I performed an audit of several SharePoint team sites. Over half of them had not been touched in a year or more. Some of them were just an empty team site that had never been used. I deleted them. Don’t build a SharePoint site if it isn’t actually needed.
I’ve been doing a lot of work with SPServices and SharePoint lists lately, and I find myself using the same CAML queries over and over. Unfortunately I don’t always remember how to format some of the more common queries, so I decided to make a quick reference. There are already some good tools and resources out […]
This afternoon one of our managers in my department stopped by my desk with a simple request. She wanted to be notified when a new list item was created on a custom list I had built for her about a year ago. She had set up a twice-weekly reminder in Outlook to check the list […]
As part of a website redesign communication campaign, I was tasked with developing a web-based crossword puzzle for our intranet site (MOSS 2007). After some brainstorming I came up with a solution that seems to be effective and relatively easy to set up using a custom list to store the answers, some jQuery to enhance the interactivity of the crossword, and SPServices to submit the answers to the list. Check out a demo page of the crossword (it won’t actually submit because it’s just a standalone HTML page and it isn’t on a SharePoint server). (more…)