SDL Tridion 2011 Articles

This section is full of SDL Tridion 2011 articles, tips, tutorials (yes! tutorials!) and samples.

SDL Tridion 2011 Tutorials

This section of the site contains detailed Tutorials prepared by our Professional Services experts to guide you through some of the tasks required by System Administrators and Developers when working with SDL Tridion 2011. 

SignalR and MessageCenter

This tutorial explains how to show users a message in the MessageCenter GUI from the .Net parts of the system, such as the Event System, Templates or Custom Resolvers using a Microsoft open source product called SignalR. 

Using LINQPad with SDL Tridion

LINQPad is a development tool that allows you to write C# scripts. This article explains how to use LINQPad in combination with Tridion. 

Creating mobile websites using SDL Tridion

Having recently completed a mobile website development and rollout using SDL Tridion we thought we would share some advice based on our experiences and realization that SDL Tridion is the perfect tool for creating and publishing mobile content. 

Reponsive design on SDL Tridion World

Responsive design is a technique to make your existing web site suitable for a broader range of devices by having it respond to the media it is displayed on. This article looks at how we made SDL Tridion World better looking on mobile devices by employing responsive design techniques. 

Analyzing the Tridion Object Cache

Tridion Content Delivery comes with an Object Cache module that keeps frequently requested information in memory to speed up access to your web site. In many cases this is all you need to know about the Object Cache: if you enable the Object Cache your web site becomes faster. But there are also situations where you'd like to know how your Object Cache is being used and whether assigning more memory to caching will improve performance even further. To do this you can use the Content Delivery logging mechanism to write out a separate log file with just the output from the Object Cache subsystem.  

SiteEdit with positive z-indexes

When you have used SDL Tridion you will no doubt also have encountered SiteEdit and will have seen how useful it can be to easily maintain your web content. With Modular Templates the implementation of SiteEdit has been made really easy, but getting it to work for you properly within your own website design can sometimes be some more work.  

Go Mobile with SDL Tridion 2011 and Netbiscuits

There are a number of technical solutions for publishing pages to mobile devices from SDL Tridion 2011, in this article we look at the simple steps to go mobile with our partner Netbiscuits. 

SDL Tridion 2011 Interface Eyes User Experience

In the past few years, it seemed like more and more software companies focused on the user experience element of their products. We have seen popular office suites move from drop-down menus and toolbars to ribbons showing in-context options. SDL has not missed this trend and has improved their Tridion 2011 Content Manger Explorer (CME) interface in much the same way. 

Easily Publish Website Design

The Dreamweaver integration for Modular Templating enables you to rapidly upload HTML designs into SDL Tridion and publish them onto your website. However there are some common stumbling blocks related to how 2nd level dependencies are managed (for example the relationship between CSS and images), and the structure of the published files on your website. This article outlines these issues and illustrates a simple approach to overcome them. 

SDL Tridion 2011 .NET events

SDL Tridion 2011 comes with a new implementation of the event system. The event system is now part of the extensibility features that support extending the Content Manager kernel, which means you can make your event system modular. 

Community Technology Preview of SDL Tridion 2011

The end of development for the SDL Tridion 2011 release is approaching. This release includes a number of enhancements requested by customers and partners. In order to provide our community with firsthand knowledge into the release and with a chance to explore these changes and provide feedback SDL is releasing the product for Community Technology Preview (CTP) in the period of July to August 2010.