Posts Tagged “design”

Custom Styles for SharePoint 2010 Rich Html Field

October 27 2010 36 comments

A typical requirement from a client is to be able to incorporate their own custom styles for the Rich Html Field. Allowing their public relations department to apply nice text formating for paragraphs with some Comic Sans Hotness might not be the best practice in here, so let’s be careful out there. The best scenario is only to allow custom…

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Search Center and the Lost Search Box

October 14 2010 19 comments

You Have customized your SharePoint site and made a nice design based on the v4.master or even starter.master and applied your custom master as a system master as well. Everything’s cool until your “search-person” configures the search and tells you that something’s wrong with the Search Center. There is no search box at all.

Let’s investigate!

Our journey starts from…

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Fix Disabled Page Scrolling on Navigation Settings

September 28 2010 18 comments

When it comes to semantic and well-formed markup, SharePoint 2010 lags a little bit behind. Unclosed HTML tags, inline styles and script, unique classes and not-so-unique IDs with random naming conventions are your usual opponents in the battleground where the older generation Internet Explorers still roam.

The prime example of this is the Navigation Settings page (/_layouts/AreaNavigationSettings.aspx) in the layouts…

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Four Levels of Branding

September 17 2010 12 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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Single Master Page and Layout Design Techniques

June 18 2010 10 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 26 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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