Posts Tagged ‘Web Development’

The Benefits of Utilizing a Progressive Web Application in Digital Commerce

A progressive web application (PWA) is a software application built with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to run within and depend on a standards-compliant web browser. PWAs exploit their reliance on these browsers to overcome conventional web browsers application development challenges, such as browser-compatibility and feature availability. There is a tremendous opportunity for a unified and […]

How To Automatically Create Responsive Images in Episerver

Modern websites need to support a good user experience whether they are displayed on the small screen of a mobile phone, a traditional desktop PC, or anything in between. To achieve this flexibility, most websites are now developed using a responsive web design. This allows the display of the site to adapt based on the […]

Making Sense of the MEAN / MERN Stack

I remember the first time I developed a website during the dot-com boom in the late 1990s. I was a fourth grader at Williams Elementary School, going to school among many fellow classmates who had parents in the technology industry. Sensing that their students might one day be part of this wave, our teachers put […]

Sitecore Ignition 101 – Overview

Hello! Welcome to Ignition 101. In this series of posts, I’ll be going through some key concepts that Ignition brings to the table as well as some of the architecture decisions that were made as part of this framework. Ignition was designed to make life easier for both developer and content author. “Flexibility” is the […]

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How to Create Placeholder Dropdowns in Sitecore 8

The Content Editor in Sitecore contains the ability to type a placeholder name when adding a component to presentation details. But was the correct name ‘three-left-col’ or ‘three-col-left’ or ‘three-left-column’? To see the list of available placeholders, we have to close the add window, navigate the content tree to find the placeholders, then go back […]

Sitecore Glass.Mapper: Concrete Classes vs Interface Mapping

Glass.Mapper is a great object-relational mapping (ORM) tool built on .NET for the Umbraco and Sitecore platforms. As a Sitecore Platinum Implementation Partner, Perficient and its developers use the best tools available, and Glass.Mapper is right up there in our preferred Sitecore tool belt. As a Sitecore developer interested in using Glass.Mapper, you should consider […]

Sitecore with Slow Cheetah and Web Deploy

When you combine Slow Cheetah with Web Deploy in a Sitecore solution you get the benefits of quick deployments with the ability to store any custom code and configuration in your source control. Slow Cheetah brings xml transformations to Sitecore so you only specify the differences between configuration files and can store every environment’s configuration […]

Sitecore XML Sitemap Module Gotcha

When creating any modern website, sitemaps are an important consideration. A sitemap is a xml file that tells search engines and other crawlers all about your site’s content and structure. According to Google’s documentation, “Google doesn’t guarantee that we’ll crawl or index all of your URLs. However, we use the data in your Sitemap to learn […]

Anglebrackets Conference – Day 2

I have been fortunate to attend this year’s Anglebrackets conference in Las Vegas. (See my coverage of Day 1 here.) The following are my notes from the Day 2 keynote, The Integration of Technologies with Office 365. The speaker: Rob Leffers, the director of program management for the Office 365 apps team. Agenda – Our vision – […]

So…You need a new website.

by David Hess Allow me to cut to the chase. You know you need a new website and do not need me to explain why. Your business stakeholders, your IT team, and that nagging voice in your head remind you on a daily basis that your site lacks speed, functionality, and no longer drives the […]

Testing Sitecore With Test Driven Code

Testing is a necessary difficulty that we all must endure. The practice of Test Driven Development (TDD) doesn’t always make testing easier but I firmly believe it makes the development of software more predictable and reliable. Throughout my career I’ve been a part of many teams, both those disciplined in good testing practices and others […]

Guide to Integrating Your Product Catalog with Sitecore

The Perficient Sitecore team has been writing feverishly over the past few months to publish several new guides. Most recently, Mark Servais, a Sr. Technical Consultant within Perficient’s Sitecore practice and Sitecore MVP, authored a new paper, Four Ways to Successfully Integrate Your Product Catalog with Sitecore. Sitecore is a content management platform that is […]

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