Custom Search MasterPage for SharePoint 2010

I wish I could say that I was smart enough to have figured this one out for myself but I can’t. I was working on my first custom branded SharePoint 2010 site and the search screen was all messed up. The navigation was displaying doubled. It turns out that the search center out of the…

Defaulting Preview Pane To First Item in List

A client of ours wanted to use the preview pane for a list view. The default view of the preview pane has the right hand pane blank. You need to select an item or hover an item from the left pane to populate the right pane. The client wanted the right hand pane to have…

Powershell Commands for Installing Solutions and Features

As a SharePoint 2007 developer I have many of the common stsadm commands committed to memory. While stsadm still works in SharePoint 2010 in favor of moving to proficiency in the latest version of the technology here are some of the powershell commands that I use on a daily basis. With that said, I usually…

Themes for your SharePoint 2010 environment

I spend most of my time working on custom branding projects using SharePoint. These are great projects and tend to be large custom dev projects. They also tend to have larger budgets. But what about those clients that want a different look and feel but don’t have the large budget. Use a custom theme or…

When Pigs Fly…

“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” – Joe Sparano I have had the good fortune to work with some very talented designers in my career. They have taught me about the difference between good design and great design. The good is something that when you look at it makes you say wow. The…