Monday, October 29, 2012

Sitecore Mobile Device Detector - 51degrees integration

In this quick note I just want to announce that Mobile Device Detector module is now based on 51degrees framework.

Module package includes Lite data library which is free for commercial usage and works really fast.
Previous releases of Mobile Device Detector (based on OpenDDR) are obsolete and will not be maintained, since OpenDDR C# wrapper is rather slow and seems to be abandoned.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Image Placeholder for Sitecore shell

When you create a new website, there are lot of small places for usability improvements in Sitecore shell, which sometimes are not obvious for developers. One of them is Image field dimensions.

The easiest solution is to write some notes in the Title of the field, like "Suggested size - 100x200", but usability of such solution is still not enough good, in some cases it can be unclear - where is width or height, etc.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sitecore Courier - Effortless Packaging

The first question many Sitecore developers ask when they start thinking about deploying changes with Sitecore is – “How to track item changes?” The deal is - you cannot simply deploy the updated site from version control system (VCS), because production site also holds content items, being constantly edited by content editors, and you need to merge it.