All posts by Heather Solomon

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. Continue reading Duplicate SharePoint Top / Global Navigation as Separate Footer 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 overcome that. Continue reading Add a Background Color to Quick Edit/Datasheet View in SharePoint 2013

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

Make sure your (SharePoint) tool meets your needs

I am going to hand you $35,000 and tell you to go buy a car. Nice, right? Oh, but by the way, you can only buy an American-made, four-door, blue sedan. Still nice… but a little limiting. Want leather seats? Go for it. Nice sound system? Sure thing. Want a sunroof? Nope, sorry. Want something a bit sportier or something a more rugged? Tough luck. But hey, you are getting a car! That part is cool. However, you aren’t getting a vehicle that necessarily meets your needs. Continue reading Make sure your (SharePoint) tool meets your needs

Throwback Thursday: Use CSS to Turn SharePoint 2013 into SharePoint 2010

It is time to go old school with this #TBT post that answers something I have been asked a few times…. can you make SharePoint 2013 look like SharePoint 2010 (and without the pesky UI version stuff)? The answer is yes, and it can all be done with CSS.  Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Use CSS to Turn SharePoint 2013 into SharePoint 2010

SPTechCon Austin February 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 this SharePoint site: Continue reading SPTechCon Austin February 2016 Branding with CSS Session Recap

Convert SharePoint 2013 Global Navigation Drop-down to Show Multiple Columns

This is a quick and simple trick to turn a long SharePoint global/top navigation drop down (a.k.a. fly-out) menu into an easier to read, two or more column display. All you need is a little CSS. Continue reading Convert SharePoint 2013 Global Navigation Drop-down to Show Multiple Columns

SharePoint 2013 Functional CSS Selectors

One approach to writing CSS is to use functional CSS, which are selectors (classes) with a singular purpose.  For example, let’s say you need a given item on your web page to be absolute positioned, have a purple background and an enlarged font size. Instead of putting three declarations in a single CSS style statement, you would split up the declarations across three generic CSS style statements and specify three classes for the HTML element. It is a different yet effective way to do things. SharePoint 2013 actually has several functional CSS classes already baked in their CSS files and ready for your use.  Continue reading SharePoint 2013 Functional CSS Selectors

Streamlined CSS editing: direct save from browser to SharePoint

I love love love live CSS editing. Any time I can cut out an app switch, save and reload, I am all over it. Using a mapped network drive and a browser, I can bypass SharePoint Designer and/or an external code editor and write CSS straight to the SharePoint content database. Woot! Continue reading Streamlined CSS editing: direct save from browser to SharePoint