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Four Levels of Branding

September 17 2010 50 comments

I want to open up the branding process of a SharePoint 2010 site from a designers perspective. Let’s face it, branding is expensive. Branding takes hours of hard work and with a product like SharePoint, frustration is constantly in the air. I present the idea of using the 80/20, or Pareto Principle on…

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Automatically Enable Dialog Framework for Hyperlinks

September 6 2010 6 comments

With the inclusion of the new dialog framework in Sharepoint 2010 it is quite easy to create stylish dialog windows that comply to the overall look and feel of your site. As Jomit Vaghela explains in his blog, all you need to do is put the parameter IsDlg=1 in your url and use the SP.UI.ModalDialog.showModalDialog method with…

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Single Master Page and Layout Design Techniques

June 18 2010 15 comments

Having a single master page for all your sites gives you some remarkable benefits. The same master page can also be applied to a system master page in order to give your customer the ultimate branding experience. This, however can lead to a few problems regarding how the system page layouts behave with your public facing master page.

The method…

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Centered layout with CSS & v4.master on SharePoint 2010

May 6 2010 38 comments

First of all, I must say that I’m not a huge fan on how the new Ribbon UI is implemented. The positioning system aided by ECMAScript messes with the body-tag and it requires quite a few steps to disable the positioning system as Jonathan Kern explains here.

I have a case here…

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Custom Site Actions Link with CSS

February 4 2010 24 comments

Whenever there is a need to customize the look and feel of the default MOSS 2007 site actions control without going through several lines of code, CSS comes in handy.

The tricky part involves replacing the white arrow image which is hardcoded on the default control itself to reflect your design. If we look at the HTML that is rendered…

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