Weblog Usability: Top Ten Mistakes

I have a lot of respect for Jakob Nielsen, and he has posted his top ten design mistakes for weblogs.  While sometimes I think he is a little on the extreme or impractical side, I really like these usability tips for weblogs and I think he is dead on for every one.  His article runs a little long, so here is a condensed list for those of you who just want to check to see if your blog is in line Jakob style: Continue reading

SharePoint Design Tip: Secret to my CSS Trickery

It may be painfully obvious, but if not… I go about doing lots of little things here and there in the SharePoint user interface (UI) by manipulating the display using CSS and IDs and class names that are already in the code.  Luckily there are a lot of ID/classes assigned to elements in the page, and if you know a little about CSS, you can use it to your advantage to morph or hide UI items.   Continue reading

I was awarded MVP for WSS

I am very happy and honored to announce that I was awarded Microsoft’s Most Valued Professional (MVP) for Windows SharePoint Services.   I am humbled by the recognition and feel very privileged to be acknowledged by the community.   Thanks to everyone who supported me during the nomination process and everyone who has helped me learn and grow in SharePoint. I look forward to continuing to contribute to our community and strive to help it grow.

Cheers all and thanks again….    Heather