When building Sitecore-powered websites, it’s easy to forget about the content authoring experience. We live in this system and we’re used to its quirks, so we’re not often reminded that others–like our content teams–don’t share the same level of familiarity and comfort. We also can forget that making Sitecore friendlier for our content team is critical to […]continue
Searching Sitecore Page Datasources When first enabling search in your Sitecore solution, you may find that page content is not searchable. This is especially true if you heavily rely on Experience Editor for your site assembly. Searching Sitecore page datasources is solved by a very common pattern that I refer to as “Page Visualization.” Page Visualization […]continue
Contributing to a library or framework requires multiplatform Sitecore development to maximize applicability of your work. You need to think about how to make your code work with multiple different versions of Sitecore, and how to make it smooth and easy to switch between versions. This post will show you how.continue
Building a single-application component using Sitecore MVC, JS MVVM Framework and BrainJocks SCORE – PART 1
In this series of posts, I would like to show our readers how to build out a single-application component in Sitecore using one of the many popular MVVM JS frameworks on the market – in this case Knockout, together with BrainJocks SCORE. Even if you don’t use SCORE in your project, you can still follow […]continue
Proper design plays a key role when it comes to the topic of responsive web design (RWD). But sometimes we don’t have the luxury of a flushed out design to begin with. We often have to manage and make practical use of the assets in hand, and in some cases, background images can become a […]continue
In my first post in this series, we walked through the process of building a simple component. Let’s go a bit further now and build something very useful in Sitecore: a custom form. While a module like Web Forms for Marketers can definitely help you build forms, it can be heavy handed and sometimes doesn’t quite fit the bill. That’s where form components come in. Luckily, BrainJocks SCORE has a few features and patterns that can help you out, and keep your content authors happy at the same time.continue
When building a new site using BrainJocks SCORE, are you paying attention to the styling of the Experience Editor view?
Some project team members may consider this a waste of time, especially for projects that are low on budget and/or need to be finished very quickly. But neglecting Experience Editor has meaningful consequences – and your Content Administrators will be the ones who suffer. A frustrating authoring and editing experience can make it impossible to leverage the full power of even the best website.
Our ultimate goal with BrainJocks’ projects is to style Experience Editor to look as close to the front end of the site as possible, optimizing the admin experience. I’ll explain two types of Experience Editor styling that we address when we build websites.continue
At BrainJocks, we’ve been using both shared and final rendering fields from the page editor (sorry – visual experience editor) since Sitecore 8.0. BrainJocks SCORE™ includes a toggle in the ribbon when run in Sitecore 8.0 that allows page designers to select between shared and final rendering fields when editing pages and standard values. At […]continue