Running Optimizely 12 on a Mac

Running Optimizely 12 on a Mac

Now that Optimizely 12 runs on .NET 5 it can be run on a Mac, and with most front enders using Macs, I thought it might be useful to demonstrate the steps on how to get it up and running on a Mac.
So what does a Technical Architect do?

So what does a Technical Architect do?

The role of a Technical Architect seems to be on of the more fluid roles in a Digital Agency, each Technical Architect has different skills, and each project has different requirements.
Default Values in Contentful

Default Values in Contentful

Finally default values have been added as an option in Content Models in the Contentful CMS
New site for Wife of a Geek

New site for Wife of a Geek

Also built on Contentful and Azure Cognitive Search
How to open rich text links in a new tab in Contentful.net

How to open rich text links in a new tab in Contentful.net

Contentful doesn't have an option to choose a target for links in a rich text field (yet), so for now I assume that external links should be opened in a new tab. This is achieved with an IContentRenderer.
Optimizely (Episerver) Content Cloud Exam - My Tips

Optimizely (Episerver) Content Cloud Exam - My Tips

After sitting the exam, I thought I would document some of the ways I prepared for the exam, and what I found most useful out of the material.
Optimizely (Episerver) Content Cloud Certification

Optimizely (Episerver) Content Cloud Certification

This week I successfully passed my Optimizely (formerly Episerver) Content Cloud certifcation.
Improving Contentful Search with Azure Cognitive Search

Improving Contentful Search with Azure Cognitive Search

Contentful does have some basic search functionality, but it is quite limited and quite difficult to implement (at least in .net). So leveraging Contentful webhooks I decided to index the data into Azure Cognitive Search service.
Promoted and Certified

Promoted and Certified

What a busy week
Tagging in Contentful

Tagging in Contentful

Contentful have recently introduced tagging, I think this is a really important step forward for the headless CMS.
Can you have emoji's in URLs?

Can you have emoji's in URLs?

Can emoji's be used in URLs, page titles and meta data? 🤔😂😂
Mediator Design Pattern for CMS builds

Mediator Design Pattern for CMS builds

My approach to dynamic CMS content using Mediatr (and Automapper)