For such a small little guy, the “Add” action link for a SharePoint list or library can sure cause a lot of grief for people. Here is a sample of the SharePoint Add link if you were looking at a Links list. Different lists show different text, such as Add Document or Add New Announcement.
I hear a lot of requests to change the look and feel of the link or move it to a different location on the web page. Luckily there is a lot you can do with CSS alone. Continue reading
It is easy to say something is unique and it is quite another to actually explain why. Since its inception two years ago we have always said the SharePoint UI UX Experience class is unique. Here in the course’s birthday month, I figured we got some ‘splainin’ to do! (And kudos to you if Desi Arnaz just rang out in your head*.)
Branding SharePoint can be a great experience or can be a swirling vortex straight into coding hell. It can also fall anywhere on that scale. :-) Help avoid a swirlie by checking out these top mistakes in SharePoint branding. Continue reading
I have come across a couple of more bugs when switching to IE=9 or IE=edge in a HTML5 SharePoint master page. Go to the bug list.
This is the fifth post in a SharePoint 2010 ribbon series. Be sure to check out posts 1 through 4 as well:
1) Boil it down to the basics… the SharePoint 2010 ribbon
2) Gathering requirements for your ribbon needs
3) The Docked Ribbon
4) Ribbon visibility using CSS
It is no secret that I have a thing for CSS. There is nothing like adding a few lines of code and seeing things instantly change before your eyes. I may be overly romanticizing CSS but hey, I will take what I can get when it comes to changing up SharePoint. Keeping up the spirit of ribbon modification for this series, here are some quick SharePoint ribbon CSS tips and tricks that you can do with the your sites. If you are feeling the need for more CSS love, check out the ribbon section of my SharePoint 2010 CSS Chart. Continue reading
A very common request with custom SharePoint branding is to convert the master page and CSS to a centered, fixed width design. For instructions on how to do this, check out my Creating a centered fixed width design in SharePoint 2010 blog post. A lot of designs like to use “960px” for the width value. Unfortunately this creates a problem for the SharePoint Web Part Adder/Update Panel (the WebPartAdderUpdatePanel control found in the SharePoint master page). Continue reading
I have started a bug list for any issues with converting a SharePoint 2010 master page to HTML5.
I recently read an interesting post that I think is a good starting list for judging CSS files. You can check it out here: Judging CSS / Spotting Bad Code
Reading that article and my ensuing comment that I posted based on my experience with SharePoint led me to think… why not write this up for SharePoint? So here I am. Let’s get started with chatting briefly about why you should even care about what makes good SharePoint CSS code. Continue reading
Thanks for attending our sessions!
SPTechCon is winding down now in Boston, and we had an awesome experience sharing our knowledge with attendees. Heather and I have created this post with resources for attendees of our sessions (and other curious lurkers). Continue reading
I recently refreshed my Just the Essentials SharePoint 2010 master pages and a part of that refresh included the addition of HTML5 versions of the master page files. In this post I am going to step through how to convert a SharePoint 2010 master page to HTML5. Continue reading