Chapter 7. Creating an enhanced editing experience

7.1 Introduction 201
7.2 Supplying custom editing controls 202
7.3 Improving usability 214
7.4 Summary 228

7.1. Introduction

Managing a portal is a bit like owning a B & B. In both cases we want our clients to have a unique experience and for their stay at the site to be as long and useful as possible. But with B & Bs and portals, there’s a catch to capturing customers. What attracts users to your portal may not be the underlying wizardry you’re so proud of; after all, not everyone likes ginger in their blueberry muffins. Most portal visitors aren’t dazzled by the “coolness” of zones, personalization, web parts, or even the web part manager. Users either take those elements for granted or don’t ...

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