New SDTimes Article: The New Theming Engine 1

My latest article for SD Times has been published to their website, titled Spotlight on 2010: The New Theming Engine. Obviously, it’s an overview of how themes work in SharePoint 2010. Check it out: Spotlight on 2010: The New Theming Engine

SP2010 Branding Tip #10 – Hide Ribbon Completely for Anonymous Users 1

This question came in as a comment on a previous blog post. I’m sure there may be better ways to do this, but one thing I did on the site was to hide the ribbon completely for non authorized users. I did this by using an asp:LoginView with an AnonymousTemplate and hiding the CSS. <asp:LoginView id="LoginView" runat="server"> <AnonymousTemplate> <style type="text/css"> body #s4-ribbonrow { display: none; } </style> </AnonymousTemplate> </asp:LoginView> Of course if you do this, you will probably need to handle creating a login link for your authorized users yourself.

SharePoint 2007 Branding Article – Conditional Logic in XSL Using the XML Web Part

I just realized that my SD Times “SharePointer” article from September was published (probably has been for a while). This article is a simple example of how you can use conditional logic in XSL to color code XML data in a SharePoint XML Web Part based on certain numeric values in the data. SD Times – Share Pointers: Conditional Logic in XSL Using the XML Web Part