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Fix Broken Category Class Title in SharePoint 2010 Blog site

December 12 2012 4 comments

There is an old bug in SharePoint 2010 that surfaces to me from time to time: blog site category title doesn’t render correctly if it contains some funny foreign characters we Finnish like to use in our language.

The reason I’m writing this down right now is that I’ve got a case tomorrow at work where I have to…

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Fix SharePoint 2010 for Opera Part I

March 28 2011 2 comments

I can’t use IE9 because UAG doesn’t support it yet on VPN connections. I can’t use IE8 or older because they don’t play well with the rest of the Web. I can use Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox and of course Opera. SharePoint 2010 plays fine with all these new generation browsers, except for the one: Opera. Opera isn’t…

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Drag & Drop Web Part Y-offset Problem

January 18 2011 4 comments

I’ve come across a bug in SharePoint 2010 with my custom master page that is based on minimal.master. In the edit mode, if I try to drag and drop web parts around, the element that is used to mark the drag position has a strange offset. Upon more investigation it appears that the javascript function that positions the marker with…

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Custom Styles for SharePoint 2010 Rich Html Field

October 27 2010 35 comments

A typical requirement from a client is to be able to incorporate their own custom styles for the Rich Html Field. Allowing their public relations department to apply nice text formating for paragraphs with some Comic Sans Hotness might not be the best practice in here, so let’s be careful out there. The best scenario is only to allow custom…

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Search Center and the Lost Search Box

October 14 2010 19 comments

You Have customized your SharePoint site and made a nice design based on the v4.master or even starter.master and applied your custom master as a system master as well. Everything’s cool until your “search-person” configures the search and tells you that something’s wrong with the Search Center. There is no search box at all.

Let’s investigate!

Our journey starts from…

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Fix Disabled Page Scrolling on Navigation Settings

September 28 2010 18 comments

When it comes to semantic and well-formed markup, SharePoint 2010 lags a little bit behind. Unclosed HTML tags, inline styles and script, unique classes and not-so-unique IDs with random naming conventions are your usual opponents in the battleground where the older generation Internet Explorers still roam.

The prime example of this is the Navigation Settings page (/_layouts/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx) in the layouts…

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