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Building a Samson MVC site

Samson allows an Umbraco developer to get strongly typed representations of a node without having to commit to using a specific method. This site is built on Samson and this is a brief overview of how it works.

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Why I Quit uSiteBuilder

If you've seen my previous articles you'll know that I'm a big fan of uSiteBuilder, a software framework that allows for code-first development with Umbraco. I didn't expect it come so soon, but I've now stopped using it on all new projects, and that's a good thing.

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Creating fast, Examine indexable widgetized Umbraco websites (Part 1)

With the work I've been doing at Redweb and with ideas in the community such as WebBlocks it is clear that developers are allowing editors to reuse content, but are there problems?

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uSiteBuilder - The Absolute Beginners Guide

uSiteBuilder is a great way of making Umbraco projects without having to create document types through the back office and without the hassle of dynamic typing and no Intellisense!

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How I hack the Macro Container into working with MVC

I noticed when making this site that I couldn't get the Macro Container data type to render its contents correctly. Instead of rendering the html string it rendered a tag that looks like this: "<?UMBRACO_MACRO...". This is how I stole internal code from core and made it work in my site.

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Custom Dashboard Tab Not Appearing In Custom Section of Umbraco

I was working on an Umbraco extension I'm building for a project at work, when I came up against a weird Umbraco bug/nuance.

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The importance of giving Umbraco templates correct aliases

I decided to make an Umbraco site using purely MVC techniques. I nested my views in a similar way to how I do with my master pages. Unfortunately a tricky to spot bug appeared.

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Content Management on the Move

This is an article I wrote for the Redweb blog about an experiment of mine. I made an interface for Umbraco that was suitable for mobile screens. Typescript, XHR2 and jQuery Mobile were used.

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The day Umbraco UrlRewriting ruined my anniversary

The URL rewriting tool built into Umbraco is great for quickly adding in a couple of rules to handle the change in URLs from an old site to a new. What I found out however, was that if you take it too far the results can be disastrous!

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Creating fast, Examine indexable widgetized Umbraco websites (Part 2)

Previously I described how Umbraco allows us to make websites for editors that are flexible and resusable. Now I talk about how to negate the search and speed issues the approach brings.

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Umbraco: Is Code First on the Way?

I have always thought that code first deserves its place in Core. A colleague of mine, Tom, had a sneak peek at the source of the upcoming release, Umbraco 6, and spotted something nice!

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Side by side error when deploying SQL CE based Umbraco site to web host

Whilst developing this site with a SQL CE database this error came up, and it had me stumped for awhile. "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect".

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