Friday, August 26, 2011

My Sharepoint project.

Within last 2-3 months I try to train myself in SharePoint 2010 to set up a website for my company. This site will serve a very simple goal is to share documents among different committees. I created site for each committee, structured and organized all them. I also set up permissions within the committee for different users. Needless to say, I learned a lot. I started with very simple one site project and ended with multiple sites, multiple libraries and lists SharePoint application. In time it became easy to use SharePoint navigation and all features presented in SharePoint 2010. For now I created a very structured website. Strangely, I did not use any programmatic tools. It was quite enough to use features built in SharePoint by Microsoft. My site was tested by internal users. And… they are OK. First part of my project is over. I’m working towards external users. I need some approval from them. I know, there is a request from some external users to begin to use my SharePoint–site. I hope, they will like it. Also I’m learning FBA (Form-Based Authentication) for SharePoint 2010. I have to implement a custom built login-page for my project. My SharePoint admin is on vacation, and I have plenty of time to learn.

Monday, August 15, 2011


How to create a shadow around the border of rectangle with width 964px. It's quite simple and quick.
1. Insert div-tag into HTML-page.
<div class="shadow"> </div>
Put HTML code inside of the div
2. Insert a couple rows in css.
.shadow {
width: 964px;
margin: 0 auto;
-moz-box-shadow: 0 0 10px 1px #888;
-webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 10px 1px #888;
box-shadow: 0 0 10px 1px #888;
background-color: white;
Please view Microsoft documentation on the topic

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tutoring others

Just couple months ago I began exploring world of SharePoint. My goal was to be comfortable with software and build up first portal website for the company I work. I was very new and my knowledge was so limited. I had a feeling I never can build this site. Thanks to a couple books and my determination to learn SharePoint up to the point when I would feel comfortable to satisfy needs of my colleagues, today I finished my first SharePoint portal website and ready to present to my coworkers. I'm really proud of myself. My boss asked to organize a tutoring session for 12 people who will use my site a lot. It's quite privileage and honor to tutor people especially for me who learned new software quickly and effectively. I'm still in learning phase, I'm still thinking I need to improve my skills a lot. It's just a first steps for me. Now I have to prepare myself for tutoring presentation.

Monday, August 8, 2011

YearPicker with JQuery

Here's my first attempt to use JQUERY in my work. I created a year-picker. My script shows up the drop down box with years after 1993 and redirects to appropriate page on change.

<asp:Content ID="Content1" ContentPlaceHolderID="HeadContent" Runat="Server">
<script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery-1.6.2.min.js"></script>
<asp:Content ID="Content2" ContentPlaceHolderID="MainContent" Runat="Server">
<div id="adr1">
<table cellpadding="10" cellspacing="0" border="0">
<td><img src="sample.jpg" alt="Sample1" /></td>
<td><h2>Sample2</h2><br /><br />
<select name="yearpicker" id="yearpicker" onchange="location = 'adr_' + this.options[this.selectedIndex].value + '.htm';"></select>
<script type="text/javascript">
for (i = new Date().getFullYear(); i > 1993; i--) { $('#yearpicker').append($('<option />').val(i).html(i)); }