Derek Dysart
Derek Dysart
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Derek Dysart

Independent Sitecore developer. I also blog about other stuff from time to time.

SVG paths getting merged in Sitecore

Ran into an issue with a client today that was pretty interesting, they were using an SVG image for the main logo, and it was being altered when it was rendered out on the delivery server. The SVG they uploaded had about 23 paths defined in it, and the one that was ending up on the site had only 12. There was a need to vary the color of [...]

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Web Forms for Marketers without xDB

I recently was upgrading a customer site from Sitecore v7.2 to v8.2. I usually stay away from the “Inital Release” of a Sitcore version, but I really wanted to use the “Express” upgrade option (quotes intentional) and this customer really wants to use language fallback for some areas of the site. I knew going into [...]

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Make Shi(f)t Happen

About five and a half years ago, a blog post by Tim Ferris that shared a chapter of Robb Wolf’s book, The Paleo Soulution, literally changed my life. Since then, I’ve been a regular consumer of several “Paleo” bogs, podcasts, books, and recipe books. All that said, this book wasn’t on my radar until very [...]

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Millionaire Fastlane

by MJ Demarco I’ll admit, I started this book in Dec of 2015, but finished it in 2016, so I am counting it. Despite a super douchy sounding title, I really liked this book. It is mainly about trying to change your mindset toward money and wealth. Demarco employes an automobile metaphor throughout the book and outlines people in one [...]

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Preview in Sitecore 8.1 Broken

While in the process of testing a site that is being upgraded to Sitecore v8.1 a serious issue was uncovered – none of the pages would preview. After looking into the error, some code that was dependant on the site context was not correctly resolving to the correct site. Instead, the site context was “website” as [...]

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