If you haven’t noticed, over the past month or two we’ve added authors who are writing beginner tutorials on all aspects of SharePoint branding: CSS, master pages, themes and best practices. We get requests all the time for beginner articles, so I hope these are helping fill the bill and you are finding them useful.
I thought it would be nice if we started to aggregate all the titles in one place so you can have an index as these articles continue to grow in number. Check them out, choose your titles and dig a little deeper. There’s no better way to become a SharePoint Power User.
Benjamin Niaulin, Maxime Soucy, Marc-André Bilodeau Lamontagne, Christian Merat
Articles on CSS by Benjamin Niaulin
- Brand SharePoint: Hide items from the Site Actions Menu with CSS
- Brand SharePoint: SharePoint Home Page CSS Reference
- Brand SharePoint: Navigations brought together, will TV5 want it? (Navigation Conclusion)
- Brand SharePoint: Quicklaunch – Menu links Backgrounds (Part 4)
- Brand SharePoint: Quicklaunch – Add Some Colors to it! (Part 3)
- Brand SharePoint: Quicklaunch – The Menu (Part 2)
- Brand SharePoint: Quicklaunch – Getting ready to expose CSS (Part 1)
- Brand SharePoint: Global Navigation – Final (Part 7)
- Brand SharePoint: Reaching the End of the Global Navigation Journey (Part 6)
- Brand SharePoint: Global Navigation – Selected Menu Items (Part 5)
- Brand SharePoint: Global Navigation – Journey into the Menu Items (Part 4)
- Brand SharePoint: Global Navigation – The Journey Begins (Part 3)
- SharePoint: Learn to Brand from the Start (Part 2)
- Brand your SharePoint? (Part 1)
- SharePoint: Farmer Joe’s Team Site – Put that in your Content Editor
Articles on jQuery by Maxime Soucy
- SharePoint: Edit the Welcome Menu – Remove the Last Name
- SharePoint: Get Started with jQuery – Part 4: Instant List Filtering
- SharePoint: Get Started with jQuery – Part 3: Reference jQuery in SharePoint
- SharePoint: Get Started with jQuery – Part 2: Deploy jQuery in SharePoint
- SharePoint: Get Started with jQuery – Part 1: Easily Transform the Quicklaunch
- SharePoint: Get Started with jQuery – Introduction
Articles on Master Pages by Marc-André Bilodeau Lamontagne
- Hack SharePoint Master Pages: Part 5 – Add a footer – We finally put our hands in the code in the last article and moved the search area beside the “Authentication button”. Today, we will continue to play with the HTML code to understand all the possibilities we have while modifying the master page.
- Hack SharePoint Master Pages: Part 4 – Move the search area – In this part of our hacking SharePoint master page series, we are going to put our hands in the HTML code and change the position of the search area.
- Hack SharePoint Master Pages: Part 3 – Major functional areas of SharePoint interface – In this third part of the series “Hack SharePoint Master Pages”, we are going to take a look at the major areas of a SharePoint 2010 team site interface.
- Hack SharePoint Master Pages: Part 1 – Master page in SharePoint – In SharePoint, you can set two different master pages, the default and the custom. Basically, this allows you to use two different layouts on your site. For example, you can have one for the home screen and another one for all the other pages.
- Hack SharePoint Master Pages: Introduction – In this series I will write about the master page. I will explain what it is, how it works and how you can modify it to improve the user experience.
Articles on Best Practices for SharePoint Branding by Christian Merat
- Brand SharePoint "The Right Way" – Styling (Part 3) – There are a lot of different approaches that can be used to create custom CSS, be it adding a custom CSS file after SharePoint’s core.css file, modifying the core.css file itself or adding inline or specific style.
- Brand SharePoint "The Right Way" – Master Pages (Part 2) – Master Pages are the central element of any branding project for a SharePoint site. It lays out how the different elements that are essential to the SharePoint experience will be displayed to the users.
- Brand SharePoint "The Right Way" – What is a branding? (Part 1) – A custom branding can often be the difference between user apathy at yet another vanilla SharePoint site and interest in a useful collaboration tool they can identify with.
- Brand SharePoint "The Right Way" – An Introduction – I’ve been working with SharePoint for the better part of three years but until now, most of my work had been confined to the back-end and the external interfaces. Today however, I find myself tasked with branding a SharePoint site.