Categorie archief: Intranet / portal

Visio template and stencil for designing SharePoint (MOSS) 2007 portals and sites

Ever since I published a Visio template for SharePoint 2003 solutions two years ago, one question in particular kept coming back: “Do you also have a Visio template for designing SharePoint (MOSS) 2007 sites?” Truth is, I hadn’t, because (a) I stopped designing SharePoint portals and (b) I switched to Axure for prototyping. But thanks to Casey, Dan, Michelle and everyone else asking, I spent some time updating the template and stencil to accommodate SharePoint 2007. And here it is. Verder lezen

Waarom komt RSS in Nederland nog steeds niet van de grond?

Al enige tijd valt het me op dat nog zo weinig mensen RSS kennen en gebruiken, terwijl het al jaren bestaat en het stadium van de internetprofessionals en de early adopters dus allang gepasseerd had kunnen zijn. Vooral de grote onbekendheid van RSS onder kenniswerkers valt me op. Als geen ander zijn zij gebaat bij een efficiëntere informatievergaring. De afgelopen weken heb ik diverse interviews gehouden met juristen, communicatiemedewerkers, wetenschappelijk onderzoekers en studenten. Twee daarvan kennen RSS en slechts één gebruikt het. Hoe komt het dan dat een tijdbesparende technologie als RSS nog zo weinig bekend is en gebruikt wordt? Verder lezen

Visio template and stencil for designing SharePoint 2003 portals and sites (update)

Last January I put up a beta of my Visio template for SharePoint 2003 solutions (including a webparts stencil library) for everyone to use freely. Today I post the final version of this Visio template.

Changes in this version:

  • The drawing scale corresponds better with a 1024×768 resolution than the beta version. All webpart and font sizes have been updated as well.
  • Each page has metadata directly below the wireframe: Page title (tab name), application name and version (both from document properties).

UPDATE (Oct. 2008): I also have a Visio template and stencil for SharePoint (MOSS) 2007.

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It’s all about search these days

These days, I’m surrounded by ‘search’.

Last week, Judith, Annelies and I attended another IA Cocktail Hour in Amsterdam, which was adorned by two presentations on ‘search’. The first presentation was about Elsevier’s Scopus, an extensive search interface for academic research. The topic was rather similar to Eefke Smit’s presentation on the SIGCHI.nl conference. Next was MediaLab, who presented their AquaBrowser, a search interface enriched by a visual map of associated words. What rested was a fine discussion and a nice dinner. Verder lezen

Why do we model?

It has been a week since I published my Visio template for designing SharePoint sites for everyone to use freely. Judging on the many positive referrals to the article, the many Google search queries for ‘visio + template + sharepoint’ and the massive increase of traffic to my weblog, people seem to appreciate this design aid. And I’m glad for that.

But of course there are enough SharePoint architects who don’t have the need for modeling tools (or at least mine), and that’s fine. But today I stumbled upon an article by Lois & Clark called “Should we model?”, questioning the need for modeling SharePoint sites in detail. Verder lezen

Visio template and stencil for designing SharePoint sites (beta)

This is no longer the most up-to-date version of this article. Please refer to the new article: Visio template and stencil for designing SharePoint 2003 portals and sites (update).

I also have a Visio template and stencil for SharePoint (MOSS) 2007.

I am sharing my Visio template (with stencil) for designing SharePoint sites. They are designed to assist interaction designers in prototyping wireframes, together with all the other Visio stencils you can find online.

The template and stencil are free to use, just don’t re-sell them or distribute them under your own name. Because this is the first time that I publish these tools, I release them as ‘beta’. I will be adding more shapes in the nearby future. If you have any suggestions for improvements, please drop me a note. Verder lezen