‘Value does not fall within the expected range’ error when viewing page settings and schedule

We have mainly experienced this on our intranet site and it has been caused by a hostname change.

When a page is created it holds an absolute reference to its page layout: /_catalogs/masterpage/filename.aspx, This needs to be updated to reflect the hostname change.

To do this: Open the site in SharePoint Designer Check out the page Export the page – File > Export Open the content of the page and change the hostname as appropriate Return to SharePoint Designer and import the page – File > Import – overwriting the existing page Check-in the page and approve To identify the broken pages you can: Open the site in SharePoint Designer Edit > Find Change search options to ‘All Pages’ Enter an appropriate search string.

Job done

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Content Deployment Error: Out of Memory Compression problem

The Content Deployment jobs for our SharePoint site failed a couple of time yesterday:

Content deployment job <SITENAME> failed.The exception thrown was ‘System.OutOfMemoryException’ : ‘Exception of type ‘System.OutOfMemoryException’ was thrown due to a very large file.  This caused a compression problem.

To fix this, run this command to enable or disable compression

 stsadm -o editcontentdeploymentpath -pathname -enablecompression

Pingback – top ten web design issues

Three years ago, Jakob Nielsen — a former Sun engineer who became one of the first people to focus on making the Web easier to use — published his most recent version of the top 10 Web design mistakes of all time.
The list began in 1996 and was culled from problems Nielsen had observed since he started watching for them while he was still at Sun, in charge of usability. He has a PhD in human-computer interaction and holds 79 patents for innovations in using the Web, mostly from the Sun years.

Even after he struck out on his own, though, in 1998 — opening the Nielsen Norman Group with Dr. Donald Norman, a former vice president of research at Apple — the list continued. Nielsen revised it in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007.

So why hasn’t he updated it since then? Because, he says, even after three years, Web designers are still making the same basic mistakes.

Not everyone agrees with Nielsen — he’s been criticized, for instance, by marketing specialists who complain that Nielsen-designed sites are too visually unappealing and too focused on functionality.

But Nielsen insists that people go to Web sites for a purpose, to find something that they want. Web sites are not like magazine racks, he says, "where you need a strikingly attractive cover so people will pick up (your magazine) at a supermarket."

A Web site that got high scores in Nielsen Norman usability tests is Apple.com. It isn’t cluttered, Nielsen says, and users understand quickly how to navigate through it.

An example of a poor site is the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has a splash page with a picture and a line that says, "Welcome to the Met. Enter here."
"This is Web design of the 1990s," Nielsen says, "before it became blatantly obvious that the Web is about quickly getting to the point."

As mobile devices and iPads proliferate, Web designers will have even more challenges, Nielsen contends, because Web sites that are designed for a computer monitor won’t simply transpose to a smaller device. They have to be slimmed down, with less of everything — fewer pop-up menus, fewer features, less user interaction.

Here are Nielsen’s Top 10 Web Design Mistakes, still. For more detail, go to his site useit.com. And if you disagree, please leave a comment and say why.

1.Bad Search — Stick to a simple box, which is what users look for, and make sure your search engine can handle typos and other common variants of search terms.
2.PDFs for online reading — They break users’ flow and are hard to navigate. Save them for printing and convert your information to Web pages.
3.Not changing the color of links users have already visited — Users need to know where they’ve been.
4.Text that’s hard to scan — Add subheds and bulleted lists, highlight keywords, and keep your paragraphs short and devoid of fluff.
5.Fixed font sizes — Let users resize them if needed.
6.Page titles that have low visibility in search engines — Start with the company name or other most relevant few words.
7.Any design that looks like an ad — Users will ignore it.
8.Lack of design consistency — Users should know what to expect.
9.Opening new browser windows — Users get confused (see 8).
10.Not providing basic, up-to-date information, like your price lists or your menu — That’s what users want most.

How to fix the open in new window or tab error in internet explorer 8

Well Internet explorer has been released just few days back, and people have started facing new problems in it. Well whenever someone right-click a web address on a web page, and then click [Open in New Window] or [Open in New Tab], the web page cannot be opened in a new window / tab.
So how to fix that. Here is the trick .

To resolve this issue:

1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type regsvr32 actxprxy.dll.
clip_image001

3. Click OK, and then click OK again when you receive the following message:
DllRegisterServer in actxprxy.dll succeeded.

clip_image002[4]

4. Click Start, and then click Run.
5. In the Open box, type regsvr32 shdocvw.dll.
6. Click OK, and then click OK again when you receive the following message:
DllRegisterServer in shdocvw.dll succeeded.
7. Restart your computer.
If the steps that are discussed earlier in this article do not work, repeat the steps to register some additional Windows and Internet Explorer files. To do so, use the following commands:

· regsvr32 oleaut32.dll

· regsvr32 shdocvw.dll

· regsvr32 actxproxy.dll

· regsvr32 mshtml.dll

· regsvr32 pdm32.dll

It will definitely work for you..Now enjoy Internet Explorer 8 at fastest speed

SharePoint Branding / Styling using a predefined table format

To enable the Use Predefined Table Format setting, use SharePoint Designer 2007 to add a link to the SharePoint Server 2007 cascading style sheet. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Start SharePoint Designer 2007.
  • Open the site that contains the page on which you want to use predefined tables.

Note You may have to import the site into SharePoint Designer 2007.

  • Open the _catalogs/masterpage/default.master page.
  • On the Format menu, click CSS Styles, and then click Attach Style Sheet.
  • In the URL box, type /HtmlEditorCustomStyles.css, and then click OK.
    On the File menu, click Save.

Job done