NaHaiWriMo Salesforce Haiku Contest!

February is NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month) which means it is time for the Accidental Admins’ 2nd Annual Salesforce Haiku writing contest! The Accidental Admin crew really enjoys using the haiku Last year’s response showed Our Ohana really does too So Contest is back We accept entries Until the end of the month when judging READ MORE

Lightning Layout Tricks: Accordion Love

Oh the poor, misunderstood accordion component. Everyday, millions of users embrace his older brother Tabs, creating thousands of dynamic Lightning pages with him front & center.  They click his nice index bars, love having everything separated and could not imagine having a page without Tabs on there at least once. Since Spring ’18, the Accordion READ MORE


This week is the 1st Anniversary of the Accidental Admins site and this marks our 100th post, so I thought it would be a good time to do some reflection. I was in NYC today for a client strategy meeting to set goals for 2019, attend the NYC User Group Meeting, and participate in tomorrow’s READ MORE

5 Tips for Every Deployment

After a kickoff call for a new project the other day, I asked the person working with me to go ahead and set up the Deployment Dictionary. ‘Deployment Dictionary?’ was the response.  Me: ‘Yeah, you know, a deployment dictionary?’ Co-Worker: ‘Uhm, nope, whats that?’ The same week I had another conversation with a community member regarding READ MORE

Remote Meeting Hack

Given the choice, I always prefer to hold requirement gathering sessions, trainings, etc in person. However sometimes schedules, deadlines, and travel don’t always come together and you are forced to hold those sessions remotely. In the absence of a high end video conferencing system with multiple wall-mounted cameras that change views or follow the speaker READ MORE

Lightning Layout Tricks: User Toggles for Detail Fields

Over the last year I’ve been toying with Lightning Page designer & components to identify ways to deliver some creative end user experiences.   I previously shared how to use Conditional Record Detail Components, create Record Detail Tabs, and use Page Layouts for Mobile/Classic/Create; this latest post is a continuation of the series.  I follow Jen Lee’s blog pretty closely READ MORE