Mark Everard

Hello, I'm Mark – a PhD physicist turned technologist / architect.

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ImageDataExtensions for Episerver 10

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Thanks to Luc Gosso embracing the true meaning of open source software and  ‘community’ (you give back at least as much as you take, in case you’re wondering) there is now  a version of my ImageDataExtensions package compatible with Episerver CMS 10. Why the long wait? Ignoring another small package that has entirely changed how I spend my spare time, the reason is that the...

London Episerver Developer Meetup Spring 2017 is March 23rd

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Hopefully this won’t be news to anyone, as you should have received an email direct from the Episerver developer mailing list. Wait, what do you mean you haven’t signed up? Do it now! Where and when? Thanks to RedWeb who are kindly hosting (and Episerver too), we’re having another Meetup on the 23rd March 2017.  Help us out / lightning talks I’m always keen to hear...

Publish all the things!

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If you’ve seen some of my recent posts you’ll know I’ve been playing around with WebHooks. These are simple HTTP requests to endpoints allowing services to exchange data and events. Integration Platforms as a Service Those of you cool kids will have known about IFTTT (If This Then That) for some time. It’s a online tool that acts as a way to glue a huuuge number of online services together into...

How exactly do you need to manage your content?

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Detailed content management requirements are often overlooked in the design and build of a content managed website. This can result in an implementation that lacks flexibility and incurs higher costs over its lifetime. Dual purpose Web Content Management (WCM/CMS) implementations deliver two key capabilities for an organisation: A website, perhaps with a new or updated design or brand. The...

London Episerver Developer Meetup Spring 2016

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Spring is on its way (think daffodils and lambs) and so is Episerver’s next Developer Meetup. Zone have very kindly offered to host the meetup at their laid back offices in Kings Cross. And Episerver will be supplying the pizzas and beers – after all, it’s not a meetup without it. We have a great line up, covering some exciting new features in Episerver and looking at what it coming too Episerver...

RSS feeds for Episerver

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I’ve released a few further tweaks to my RSS / ATOM add-on for Episerver – CHIEF2MORO.SyndicationFeeds. Whats new in version 3.0? On request filtering I’ve taken another look at filtering, which is a feature included from version 2. I’ve modified the inbuilt IFeedContentFilterer to allow Feed pages to filter items by category via querystring parameters. This has caused a...

Using WebHooks in an EPiServer solution

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WebHooks are a way of connecting internet / cloud services together. They allow websites to communicate with each other via HTTP callbacks. Services can subscribe (via HTTP) to receive notifications from publishers about a specific event. Publishers, manage these subscriptions and then on each event push notifcations via an HTTP Post to each receiver, at an endpoint defined during subscription...

Enhanced RSS / ATOM Feeds for EPiServer

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I’ve released a new version of CHIEF2MORO.SyndicationFeeds. Along with upgrading to EPiServer 9, I’ve also taken the opportunity to add a few additional features based on some feedback and my own real usage. Advanced Filtering The library now contains the IFeedContentFilterer interface which provides an extension for any custom filtering you may want to achieve (for example –...

Adding GA tracking to Emails delivered using Adobe Campaign

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Adobe Campaign contains a formula that is executed in the delivery preparation phase which parses a delivery template and modifies all links, so that they are passed through a tracking server. This allows links to be individually tracked to a both an email recipient and a specific delivery. Example A link to the BBC news site, is changed to . The latter url eventually resolves to BBC news, but...

Mark Everard

Experienced senior technical manager / architect / lead specialising in digital technologies. Agency and client experience: from pre-sales, pitch and delivery, to strategy, quality assurance and support.

I've worked across the digital industry for the past ten years, helping clients and colleagues across a diverse range of sectors meet numerous digital challenges, specifically focusing on web technologies, digital marketing and content management.

I've worked on large multi-supplier projects and led and managed both in-house and geographically-disperse development teams. And I've always approached my work with a smile on my face.

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