Security Upgrade on Old Umbraco Sites

Lately i have been having trouble with old Umbraco sites not having the latest security updates. Weird files are added in the root of the site with spam links. This is the workflow i use when security upgrade on Umbraco 4 or 6. I don't really have the guts to alter version 3 sites anymore. Start off with making a backup on the database and the files of the site you are going to upgrade. Download the latest release of...

Killing Bastards with Umbraco

Red bastards A bastard (or an orphan as you say outside Sweden) is a problem that occurs when a word, part of a word, or a very short line appears by itself at the end of a paragraph. Since most text on the web is not static and probably even have a dynamic width you will very likely end up with this problem. This is how you make your editors happy by letting them slay some bastards. No Wrap You...

Visual Studio and the Front End

This is second part of my Getting Back to Visual Studio-post. With Visual Studio 2015 and MVC 6 the Microsoft team have given the front end some extra attention. Web essentials ditching the Sass, Less, Coffeescript compiler in favor for Gulp/Grunt and the new folder structure is evidence of that. Normally if you make for example a Laravel-project you'll have the front end preprocessor stuff in a Resources-folder and compile that to the app folder. Or if you make...

REMify Your Typography

I've been making excuses for years to use px on my font-sizes. Deep inside i know it's wrong. And in this post i will show how i made the move and how i made it so simple i feel lazy everytime i use it. I'm using SASS, i'm sure it's easy to do a similar system in LESS. Ires method It all started with this article. If you, like me, suppress the proper way to use font-size and need a...