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Including lookup node names in Examine index data with the ExamineLookupValues package

Including lookup node names in Examine index data with the ExamineLookupValues package

A package I created some time ago which lets you include node names from MNTP lookups into your Examine index so you can return more accurate search results where needed. Didn't understand a word? Great! :) Just read the article and you'll get the idea.
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Responsive images with srcset and image cropper

Responsive images with srcset and image cropper

In this post you'll learn how to use Image Cropper together with the SRCSET HTML attribute in order to generate mobile-friendly, responsive images for your site. The SRCSET attribute defines a different image for each viewport size and delegates the decision on what image to load to the browser.
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Bulk updating documents with their default templates

Bulk updating documents with their default templates

A simple piece of code to take care of all those lonely, template-less documents which were in place BEFORE you remembered to assign a default template for their document type - yes, it happens when you open your back-end to the client for data entry before starting to develop the front end. And yes, client requests like that do happen.
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How to use ModelsBuilder in a multi-project Umbraco solution

How to use ModelsBuilder in a multi-project Umbraco solution

DLL mode, AppData mode, or maybe something hybrid that will allow better source control integration, freedom of choice on deployment and more control? I'm exploring a new setup, see if it suits you too.
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Creating dependent MultiNode TreePickers (MNTPs)

Creating dependent MultiNode TreePickers (MNTPs)

In this article we demonstrate how to create two dependent MultiNode TreePickers (MNTPs) - the second one using the first one's selection as its root node - using some pretty XPath.
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Getting the right starting node for MultiNode TreePicker with XPath

Getting the right starting node for MultiNode TreePicker with XPath

Umbraco's MultiNode TreePicker (MNTP) data type has a couple of tokens (or, more precisely, "context-aware placeholders") that can be used in the XPath query defining the starting node for the picker and represent the current or parent node - but these tokens behave differently when creating a new node than when editing an already published node. In this post we will see why and how we can make MTNP behave consistently regardless of whether the node being edited is new or existing.
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Our new free Starter Kit for Umbraco 7.4+

Our new free Starter Kit for Umbraco 7.4+

We are happy to announce our first version of a Starter Kit for Umbraco 7.4 and onwards, based on the Mazel HTML theme. It is actually the same kit we are using on our web site here. This starter kit features a lot of functionality both in the front-end and the back-end and is FREE to use for personal or commercial purposes.
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IntelliSense for document properties in Visual Studio when not using Models Builder

IntelliSense for document properties in Visual Studio when not using Models Builder

We created a quick-and-dirty solution for when you don't want to (or can't) use the new Umbraco strongly-typed models (Models Builder) but you still need IntelliSense for your property names.
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