Tagarchief: SharePoint

Rechtspraak.nl: eerste SharePoint-site die toegankelijk (prio 2) en 99% Webrichtlijnen-proof is!

“Gefeliciteerd met uw toegankelijke website! Uw site voldoet aan alle 16 ijkpunten van prioriteit 1. Binnen prioriteit 2 voldoet de site aan 30 van de 30 ijkpunten. Uw website voldoet aan 92 van de 93 ijkpunten van het Normdocument Waarmerk drempelvrij.”

Op één puntje na voldoet rechtspraak.nl – de website van de rechterlijke macht – volledig aan de Webrichtlijnen. En mag zich met trots een goed toegankelijke site noemen. Wat deze prestatie bijzonder maakt, is dat de website gebouwd is op basis van SharePoint 2007, een populair platform voor intranetportals en samenwerking, maar als CMS niet bepaald bekend om valide HTML en toegankelijkheid. Lees verder Rechtspraak.nl: eerste SharePoint-site die toegankelijk (prio 2) en 99% Webrichtlijnen-proof is!

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

Webrichtlijnen: suf of sexy?

Logo Overheid.nlVorig jaar juni besloot het kabinet dat alle websites van de rijksoverheid aan de webrichtlijnen moeten voldoen. Tot op de dag van vandaag worstelen tal van overheidsinstanties met de 125 strenge richtlijnen die hen zijn opgelegd. Tegelijk neemt buiten de rijksoverheid de belangstelling voor webstandaarden toe, soms uit het oogpunt van toegankelijkheid, maar steeds vaker om ‘Web 2.0’-achtige redenen. Vandaag een verkenning: zijn de webrichtlijnen van de overheid een last of een lust? Lees verder Webrichtlijnen: suf of sexy?

How to embed a clickable Visio diagram in a SharePoint site

By special request, here is a quick instruction on how to embed a clickable diagram on a SharePoint site. It’s applicable to SPS 2003, WSS and MOSS 2007.

For the tutorial, we will create a simple flow diagram with 3 phases. Phase 2 consists of three processes. We want to be able to zoom in on these processes. Lees verder How to embed a clickable Visio diagram in a SharePoint site

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.

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

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. Lees verder Why do we model?

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. Lees verder Visio template and stencil for designing SharePoint sites (beta)