Category Archives: Content Architecture

Sitecore Item Renderings Part 2

A common pattern for multi-item components in Sitecore is to provide a rendering component a data source of a folder and iterate through each item in the folder to build the rendering.  The example below is a common use for

Sitecore Stenciling — Multi-Item Components

Introduction This post assumes familiarity with the concept of stenciling.  If you’re not, I recommend a look at Intro to Sitecore Stenciling for some of the basic concepts. Stenciling at the component levels give our content authors a starting point

Intro to Sitecore Stenciling

Introduction A good Sitecore implementation puts tremendous power at the fingertips of an organizations marketing team.  Long behind us are the days of needing the IT department for every change that needs to be placed on a website, and now

Effective Use of Hedgehog TDS

Why TDS Team Development for Sitecore.  If you’ve ever experienced the pain of trying to work as a team on a Sitecore project without it then you know it pays for itself many times over when compared to working without

Referenced Renderings – How They Work

So you've seen what Referenced Renderings can do, but how do we do it... Sitecore Artifacts In that most of this was covered in the how-to I'm not going to go too deeply into these, but feel free to to

Referenced-based Presentation Definition

Intro If you’re like me it’s always bothered you that in a typical site the header of the site is 5 or 6 components that we essentially have copy-pasted on every page in the site.  We don’t want to sacrifice

Experience Editor Tip With Advanced IA

With sophisticated information architecture content authoring also becomes more complicated.  With that an effective page-editor implementation becomes even more important.  Below are some tips and examples using Sitecore 7 and Glass Mapper. Fields: Editable Vs Not Starting with the basics,

Advanced Sitecore IA Meets Content Author Expectations

Introduction Sitecore has unarguably been a game changer in a lot of ways, not the least of which is the ability to truly break presentation apart from the actual content. As such the IA with which we implement Sitecore has

Complex Page Structure Simplified With Branches

Intro Sitecore has unarguably been a game changer in a lot of ways, not the least of which is the ability to truly break presentation apart from the actual content. As such the IA with which we implement Sitecore has