The View free online?

During the cleanup of my paper library with the View magazines I noticed that a lot of articles, including the PFD’s, of The View are indexed by Google and available online. I am not sure if this is a mistake or a seasonal gift from Wellesley Information Services but if you search online most of the older articles appear in the search results.

Older? “What is their use?” you may wonder. Most techniques described are obsolete or a sin, but others are so general (performance, programming best practices) or describe the core (2)of Notes that they are still interesting and fun to read.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

In case you wonder how to obtain the titles of the articles that WIS has published you can check for example this site.

Some search tips:

  • Enter titles case sensitive.
  • In case the PDF file does not appear in the results add ‘PDF’ as keyword or use Google Advanced Search where you can specify file type.
  • The locations VOLR6.nsf or viewr5.nsf are pretty unique keywords.

jQuery Mobile 1.3 Panel Widget XPages demo (for download)

The last couple of days I have been ‘playing’ with jQuery Mobile and mostly with the panel widget.

I have made some kind of starter-kit (NSF) to build a great XPages app for tablets/smartphones. I have setup a subset of custom controls which accept properties. A simple form in Notes you can use to setup navigation for header, footer and a vertical menu.

You can download the (zipped) NSF on Dropbox.

Below you can see a sample result:


Please let me know if you experience any problems or if you have suggestions for improvement. Happy coding!

Creating a gallery for the IBM Domino Blog Template – Assistance needed


I found online an old description how to enable image galleries for your/the IBM Domino Blog Template (Not sure if we may label it IBM any longer since they have open sourced it so the ‘community’ may solve issues (I am told).

The description you can find <here>.

Unfortunately the description does not work for me. Are there others who set up successfully image galleries in the Blog template and are willing to share their solutions/approach?

Related information:

Similar question:

Help appreciated on the Domino Blog template – Display a list of uploaded files

I want to create a list of all the files users have created under ‘Uploaded files’ and display this somewhere HTML Block Template. Does anyone know which DXTag to use or other alternatives? (computed text?).

I have posted my question on OpenNTF:

Question after Lotusphere – Notes Social Edition

Yesterday I read a list of reviews of Lotusphere 2012. Especially around the next version of Notes, Notes Social Edition (hopefully will become nicknamed Notes Social Addiction) I have some questions. Maybe you can provide me more details?

From Alan Lepofsky’s blogpost:

The next version of Lotus Notes, named Social Edition will include a new Home Page featuring the same activity stream that is available to Connections users on the web. This new feature will require an IBM Connection server, but the pricing and licensing for that has not yet been announced. 

From David F. Carr’s review for InformationWeek:

Organizations that take advantage of both Notes and Connections will be offered an upgrade to Notes Social Edition, which makes social content including the OpenSocial application embedding capability, available within the Notes environment.

Odd that Ed Brill does not mention this in his description of Notes Social Edition.

Can someone explain how the deal for Notes Social Edition will be?