Tag: HTML

Taming the Experience Editor: Customizing Placeholders

One of the (many) key differentiating factors that sets Sitecore apart from many other CMS platforms is the Experience Editor.  The Experience Editor is Sitecore’s WYSIWYG editor, providing content authors the opportunity to edit content within the context of the page, layout the page, etc…  It’s quite a powerful tool.  All that being said, however, there is always room for…

Handling Sprites in Sitecore with SVG

Sprites, as defined by wikipedia: To reduce the number of requests the browser makes to the server, some web designers combine numerous small images or icons into a larger image called a sprite sheet or tile set.[27] CSS is used to select the parts of the composite image to display at different points in the page. Rendering relatively static imagery on…

Fix unstyled Sitecore console pages

As I was setting up my development environment on a new, fresh Windows 10 install, I ran into a problem that I’d hit before but couldn’t remember how I’d fixed it. In an effort to overcome the no-really-I’ll-remember-what-I-did-to-fix-it-this-time problem, I figured I would document it here and potentially help someone else along the way. I installed a clean Sitecore 8.1…

Injecting JavaScript into your renderings

It is considered a best practice to push as many javascript script blocks or script files as possible to the bottom of your page (or as close to the bottom you can get). This helps prevent any script execution from blocking the rendering of any parts of your page. In fact, if you run your page through Google’s PageSpeed Insights…