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Back in 2011 we created a way of generating different sized images for our sites depending on what device was viewing them. We thought it about time we showed you how.
We used TeaCommerce for the shopping basket on the Cutting Edge Knives site. Its XML api is really good for getting out the data you want. We've recently strengthened the tracking code on the site so thought we'd show you how we did it.
We wrote a nice little package for helping create Doc Types in Umbraco a while back and now we've been using it a while we've come up with some tips on how best to use it to stop things getting confusing.
Variables in XSLT seem to be little used but they are a great tool to use to help you write easy to read, easy to test and easy to maintain code. Here is some examples of how we use variables in XSLT to make prettier code.
We need freelancers. As we're not yet in a position to add another full time body to the team but we are on the lookout for experienced freelancers in the area who can help us out when we have too much to do.
A simple Umbraco security feature that can be a little annoying should have the option to disable or edit it.
We installed GoogleSiteTree package for our website here to generate out a sitemap for google etc. to consume. Trouble is it was only doing half the site. Here is how to get it to index the rest of it.
A fun little package to add a "Please upgrade IE6" style banner to your Umbraco website.
It has (thankfully) been a busy few months since we started the re-design of our new website at the start of the year. Which has meant we have not been able to get this released as quick as we would like.