Razor vs. "/base" to output Json in Umbraco

A few months ago I posted about outputting javascript objects (Json) using an umbraco's "/base". As you might've noticed, I've been becoming a fan of using Razor in Umbraco and had a bit of an epiphany the other day: why not use Razor to create my Json strings! So, ))...

How to install Umbraco manually

I've installed Umbraco a million times, so I know how it works. But sometimes people get frustrated when they're starting with Umbraco for the first time. Sorry XP users, this is written for Windows 7 (you really need to update your 11 year old OS, really). Also, please remember ))...

Umbraco developer productivity with uSiteBuilder

After having used Umbraco for 2 years, I keep looking for ways to make my life even easier. As you may know, initial deployment of an Umbraco site is super easy. But then, a few weeks later, you've enhanced your site, added fields and macros and suddenly.. you have to ))...

How to use Razor in Umbraco - Paging

In my previous post I've shown the basics of using Razor. But I also wanted to find out what works better in XSLT versus in Razor. Luckily, my page needed paging. Paging is something relatively simple that requires a bit of logic, not something that is trivial to do in ))...

How to use Razor in Umbraco

This article is about the upcoming version of Umbraco (4.6.2), that uses normal .cshtml files instead of the .razor file extension. Examples will also be presented in HTML 5 format, so do remember that the tags are part of HTML 5, not Razor. Disclaimer: The Razor  implementation is still very ))...

Tip of the week: The "ultimate" site structure setup

There's a saying in Holland that translates to (literally): "A good beginning is half the work". While that is a bit of an exaggeration, starting with a good structure to your new Umbraco site can be very important. Last Friday I was skyping with my friend Yannick and he was ))...

Making Contour even sexier

So Contour for Umbraco is really, really cool, that much is for sure! But.. Styling forms is really hard! You have to hack a lot of CSS to make a moderately sexy looking form. I am not a frontend developer so this usually ends badly. In fact, up until now, ))...

Using "/base" to create and consume a JSON string

So, you want to create and use javascript objects in Umbraco! Not a problem. I'll be showing you an example using "/base", Json.NET and a little bit of what I'm doing with Contour at the moment. /base Umbraco's "/base" is an extendable system for creating raw feeds directly from Umbraco ))...

PhotoMetaData package now available

On Codegarden '10 I entered the package competition on a whim, after installing the shiny new Umbraco 4.5 on my laptop there. I was inspired to try and see if the package that I had not completely completed would work on 4.5 and when it did, I just added my ))...

SEO optimizing in Umbraco

Just a few weeks ago, someone showed me woorank, a very cool website analysis tool. Woorank tells you what you can improve on your website to help search engines find and evaluate your content better. By giving you a score from 0 to 100, you can easily compare your site ))...