Category Archives: Information Architecture

Workaround for Lookup field in SharePoint list templates

If you have ever tried to save a list as a template that contains a Lookup field for one of the columns, you have undoubtedly discovered that the template once implemented on another site will be unable to properly lookup a field for that column.  Instead the column will have to be deleted and recreated for each instance of the list. Continue reading Workaround for Lookup field in SharePoint list templates

A tale from the SharePoint trenches

Mauro Cardarelli has written a nice piece about measuring the success of a portal.  Reading his post about a recent portal launch made me reflect on my not so recent portal launch.  We are 9 months into a very large portal deployment, where we took a regular HTML intranet site and turned it into a behemoth portal site, handing over content control to the content owners and combing several smaller sites into the larger portal.  It was quite a ride during development, and has been an interesting experience since deployment.  Continue reading A tale from the SharePoint trenches

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 Weblog Usability: Top Ten Mistakes

If two recycle bins theoretically collided…

AC has posted a great review of some SharePoint recycling bin options currently available that made the blog rounds last week.  After his review, he threw out a cream of the crop result if a collision were to occur between Todd Bleeker and Joel Olsen’s bins.  (Collison too harsh?  Lets say get together and make chitlins then). Continue reading If two recycle bins theoretically collided…