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SPTechCon San Francisco December 2016 Branding with CSS Session Recap

92% of Branding SharePoint is CSS, So Why Are You Living in a Master Page? So much can be done with just CSS, the need for branding doesn’t mean a need for a custom master page.  In this SPTechCon session I rebranded a SharePoint publishing site and go one step further and also incorporate a custom page layout: We are going to take this SharePoint...

SPTechCon San Francisco 2016

Here is a recap of our sessions from SPTechCon San Francisco 2016… 92% of Branding SharePoint is CSS, So Why Are You Living in a Master Page? Heather Solomon Session Recap and Code Files First BBC Sherlock, then BuzzFeed… what will Heather recreate next in SharePoint exclusively for SPTechCon AND only using CSS? You can do amazing things when you...

Branding Differences with Structured vs. Managed Navigation in SharePoint – Tips for Coding

Managed navigation was introduced in SharePoint 2013 and it swept in a new way to manage your site navigation. No longer did you have to use your site structure, but now you could pick and choose sites/pages/list items/forms/etc. across your site and build out a custom navigation solution.  You can mix and match and easily switch between the two.  But...

Stand Up for Your Publishing Rights

I have the pleasure of interacting with lots of people who work with SharePoint while delivering my courses and sessions at conferences. One thing consistently comes up when I talk to people: Their organization paid for SharePoint, but they aren’t using the publishing features within SharePoint. Ack! There is definitely a time and place for both publishing...

SPTechCon Boston June 2016 Bootstrap Session Recap

“Bootstrap” Responsive SharePoint, the RIGHT Way Let’s face it, SharePoint isn’t very responsive.  However you can make it responsive using popular tools that all the cool kids are talking about.  An Intro to Responsive Design This SPTechCon Boston 2016 session started off with a discussion about what is responsive design and the differences between...

SPTechCon Boston June 2016 Branding with CSS Session Recap

92% of Branding SharePoint is CSS, So Why Are You Living in a Master Page? So much can be done with just CSS, the need for branding doesn’t mean a need for a custom master page.  In this SPTechCon session I rebranded a SharePoint blog site: Starting SharePoint site based on the blog template.To look like this Smashing Magazine site: (Dear Smashing...

SPTechCon Boston 2016

Here is a recap of our sessions from SPTechCon Boston 2016… Stand Back, we’re going to do (SharePoint) Data Science Dustin Miller It’s time to step outside the normal SharePoint world, and dive deep into the super-geeky world of natural language processing and machine learning-enhanced analytics. Using Python, a programming language favored by many...

Duplicate SharePoint Top / Global Navigation as Separate Footer Navigation

Navigation is key with pretty much any web site and several sites today are choosing to duplicate their top bar navigation in a larger footer area at the bottom of each page. This technique can easily be done in a SharePoint site with a custom master page. The Goal I am going to use the Lear Corporation site as an example. Here is their top navigation:...

Add a Background Color to Quick Edit/Datasheet View in SharePoint 2013

I get this from time to time… “I have added a background color to my SharePoint site but when I go to quick edit or datasheet view in a list, the background color comes through.” It isn’t that the background color is coming through, it is that SharePoint 2013 didn’t add a background color to the list. It is a transparent. With a little CSS you can...

Changing or removing the seemingly unchangeable options in SharePoint Online (Office 365) Site Actions

This is a follow-up post to one with an eerily similar title, Changing or removing the seemingly unchangeable options in SharePoint 2013 Site Actions, and I am betting that you cracked the code for what this post will address… how to do the same thing for SharePoint Online.   I won’t go through the introduction again, you can read that here. Instead...

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