Best of Sitecore: 2015

February 05, 2016 Kayla Silverstein

As we move rapidly into the second month of 2016, we wanted to take a look back at some of our posts from 2015 on Sitecore, one of the most impressive experience platforms available today. Review the content pieces below, and make sure you didn’t miss anything!

#1NWebinar: Explorations in Sitecore
One North technologists Ethel Crosby (Head of Technology Operations) and Mike Skutta (Architect) paired up with Sitecore Product Marketing Director Patrick Schweizer to discuss a few key components of Sitecore, including Experience Profile, Federated Experience Manager and CRM integrations, that help you get the most out of this advanced digital marketing tool.

Watch the Webinar
Download the Slides
Read the Recap

Case Study: Debevoise & Plimpton
Premier global law firm Debevoise & Plimpton needed a website that emulated the involvement, vigor and character of its people. The firm turned to One North for a solution that would help to communicate these characateristics. Built on Sitecore CMS, the website features elements such as CSS3 technology, responsive design and Isotope technology to bring together an ideal user experience that’s intuitive and, most importantly, memorable. You can read the complete case study for this project here.

Strategy Talks Sitecore Series
We highlighted three particularly powerful features of Sitecore and explained how you can get the most out of them in our three-part blog post series, Strategy Talks Sitecore.

Part 1: Customer Profile
Part 1 of 3 of this series discusses how to start tracking the behaviors of specific customers on your site.

Part 2: Path Analyzer
In the second post of this three-part series, we introduce you to the Path Analyzer capability in Sitecore, which allows you to follow individual user paths on your site.

Part 3: Adaptive Personalization
In the final post of this three-part series, we introduce you to the Adaptive Personalization capability in Sitecore, which allows you to surface content based on the persona a user most closely aligns with.

Technical Posts on Sitecore
As part of our efforts to share the latest technologies and capabilities in the world of digital marketing and web development, we posted a series of articles on Sitecore and the more technical aspects of this advanced technology.

Using NuGet to Add Items to TDS Projects
We wanted to improve development efficiencies by providing a starting point for our Sitecore projects. Based on the domain or industry we were doing a Sitecore implementation for, we could provide an initial data model to start with. This would not only decrease the time to setup the initial data model, but it would allow us to carry forward what we have learned on a domain before.

Glass.Mapper Required Field Validator
Glass.Mapper’s flexible pipelines can be used to apply custom business logic. In this blog post, Mike Skutta shows how to use a custom pipeline task to validate required fields, returning null if invalid.

Item Fallback with Glass.Mapper
Sitecore 8.1 now includes language fallback features including field fallback and item fallback. Read this post to learn how to customize fallback settings by using Glass.Mapper.

You can read more of Mike Skutta's technical blog posts on Sitecore's Blog.

Stay tuned for more posts on Sitecore to come in 2016!

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Kayla Silverstein

At the time of publishing, Kayla was a Marketing Coordinator at One North.

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