Monthly Archives: November 2005

Branding SharePoint Portal – don’t let the numbers scare you

Andy May posted some quick notes about asking your clients if they really want to customize the UI for portal, his points being the large number of elements in the style sheet and the large number of images. Continue reading

Good SharePoint v.Next Commentary, Suggestions & Upgrade Tips

E. Shupps has gone into the depths of SharePoint customization hell and lived to tell the tale, and to tell us what he thinks.  Check out his latest post that is in reply to the standard Microsoft line about not reading the database or changing the site definition files.  He also runs through his list of to-dos for a vNext upgrade, which I think happens to be a very practical list indeed.

SharePoint v.Next Upgrade Issues

Creating liquid layouts with CSS and Tables

I have posted in the past about tableless design and how I think it is a bit overboard in Tables aren’t evil.   Darren Chan has posted about a good PDF find… a chapter about liquid layouts using both CSS and tables in a new book, Bulletproof Web Design. Continue reading

Office 12 Live Preview

Ha ha… got you didn’t I?  No this isn’t some sneek peak at Office 12, we are all bored of those anyways.   Jensen posted about a new feature in Office 12 called Live Preview that will allow you to preview your doc with text formatting without actually applying the text.   He dubs it “pick before you click”. Continue reading

Flash Hater Humor

Hee hee hee, this made me really chuckle.  Got this link from Scoble.

I have to agree, I don’t like Flash either.  I am glad the Flash fad has faded.  The Internet is about information delivery. I shouldn’t have to wait for menus to load, fly across the screen, fade in or sit through a montage of images of something I don’t care about. That is why Tivo/DVRs are so popular, so we can skip through the crap.

Flash Troll Generator

Top 30 Office 12 UI Posts

Jensen Harris is easily one of my favorite blogs to read because he is posting about user interface design and usability (in regards to Office 12) and is just a funny guy.  He has put together his top 30 picks for his best posts since he starting blogging about Office 12.  This is a great summary of all the fantastic and interesting info he has laid out for public consumption.

Beta 1-derful: The “Top 30″ List

New font for Office 12

An old design school buddy of mine asked me how many fonts I had the other day.  I snickered.  Enough to get by, but not enough to be considered a worthy graphic designer.  Truth is, my world revolves around Verdana.  It is the most optimized font for MSFT apps and a very good font for web site readability.  When your life is web, you live by Verdana (at least for non Mac heads). Continue reading

Uploading and Management of SharePoint Content

I recently went on a tangent about SharePoint support in, A tale from the SharePoint trenches, and I like the whole idea of sharing my experiences with administering SharePoint so hopefully some other person won’t make the same mistakes I did.   So here I go again, this time about content. Continue reading