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How to properly hide ContentPlaceHolders in your SharePoint 2010 Master Page

Recently I had a friend ask me to help him with an issue on a page layout they were having.  When he opened the page in SharePoint designer and went to edit the page layout, he saw this message. The first thing I did was have him search the master page for TitleInTitleArea, since that did […]

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Customizing the search box in SharePoint 2010

In this blog post I will show you how to customize the search area in the header of your custom master page. Since this site is for an intranet, I started by making a copy of the v4.master and renaming that copy. You could also use the Starter Master Page, by Randy Drisgill on CodePlex. When […]

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Using the .s4-titlerowhidetitle in your custom master page.

When creating a custom master page you want to make sure to keep the s4-titlerowhidetitle class.  If you don’t have this in your custom master page you can find the tag  directly after the #s4-bodyContainer in your v4.master. (Please don’t edit the v4.master directly!) <div id=”s4-titlerow” class=”s4-notdlg s4-titlerowhidetitle”> … </div> IMHO it’s a gem when […]

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A cleaner layout when using the web part tool pane!

How many times have you gone to edit a web part on the page, only to have to scroll to the right to see the tool pane? If you happen to have a large screen then this is not much of an issue, but if you have a smaller screen or have numerous windows open […]

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SharePoint 2010 customizations and the modal dialog

I blogged on this once before, but I just found the text part posted from 12/29/2009. So I am posting it again with updates. When creating a custom master page with SharePoint 2010 you will run into issues.  First one: you find that the modal dialog (pop-up) is using some, or all, of your custom […]

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Adding Custom Site Actions Items to my SharePoint 2010 Blog

When you first create a blog on SharePoint 2010 it seems clunky in allowing the management of posts, comments, etc. Since I have a fixed width blog I don’t use the third column. Yes you can move the web part but what fun is that when we can try something new and add some links […]

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