Why I have been so quiet, and what I am going to do about it.


As many of my readers may have noticed, I have not posted for a couple of months and this is something that I would really like to change soon.  The reason for my lack of posts is due to working on my first Responsive SharePoint 2013 public facing website which I have been working on furiously for the last two months with a team of developers at my job at ICS Solutions Ltd.  The project was for Northampton University and they wanted to migrate their website from their current CMS system called Jadu and instead host their website on SharePoint 2013.  What made this website even more interesting was that the website was hosted in Microsoft Azure’s IAAS which not only enabled awesome scalability but a much easier and faster infrastructure build.

The SharePoint project took advantage of so many fantastic features that comes as part of SharePoint 2013 such as Managed Metadata Navigation (Friendly Urls), Content by Search WebPart (CSWP), SharePoint Catalogs, and the much improved search service in SharePoint 2013.  It is my plan to give an outline as to how the project was designed, how the project was developed and as many of the “gotchas” that I suffered along the way so that hopefully you do not stumble upon the same issues that we faced.  Before this happens however I am taking a much needed holiday to de-stress but keep your eyes pealed for a “How we did it” series soon.

For those interested in the website please visit http://www.northampton.ac.uk and provide some feedback in the comments below.

See you all soon.

I am the SharePoint Development Lead at ICS Solutions Ltd. As well as broad knowledge in SharePoint 2007, 2010 & 2013 my specialities lie with SharePoint Branding, WebPart Development and JQuery integration.

2 Comments on "Why I have been so quiet, and what I am going to do about it."

  1. Sagar Mantri says:

    Hello Chris,

    I am follower of your post. Its very helpful for SharePoint developers. I am kindly waiting for the posts related your experience on development of the new publishing site in 2013. What were the problem you got and how were solved that….
    Chris, you are doing great job.

  2. Thanks for this. I will be doing some posts very soon. Been on some large projects so time has been an entity difficult to find.

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