How To Structure Your Umbraco Website

Setting up Visual Studio correctly can make your life a lot more enjoyable.  I don’t think there’s anything more frustrating than not being able to understand your project, find code quickly and figuring out how things work.  Getting your Umbraco website structured correctly, is pretty simple, it just takes some conscious effort and thought at the start of your project.  This section covers battle proved advice to make your experience hopefully more enjoyable.

How To Write Safe Testable Code When Using Dynamic Model Binding With Umbraco MVC

After going through the code on a recent project, I came across a lot of boiler-plate code. The site was built in web forms and used dynamic model binding directly in code that looked like this: Personally, I think there is a lot wrong with this line of code: Not strongly-typed As I work with […]

Planning Your Umbraco Project

Starting a new project can sometimes be fun and easy, sometimes the sheer size and complexity of what's being asked can be quite daunting. In today's guide, I'm going to cover my rough thought process when it comes to planning out a new project. Getting Started One of the biggest common pitfalls that I have […]

How To Install And Use Usync For Umbraco 6.1.x

I've just started a new contract and one of the client's sites uses an old 6.1.6 version of Umbraco.  They were having deployment issues sync'ing content between server so I thought I'd add uSync.  Being someone who has only really used Umbraco 7+, I struggled for a good hour to get uSync working (mainly due […]