Tag Archives: SharePoint Online

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 as soon as you want to rebrand the navigation bar(s), you do need to have a plan in order to support both managed and structured navigation and code in response.  Continue reading Branding Differences with Structured vs. Managed Navigation in SharePoint – Tips for Coding

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.  Continue reading SPTechCon Boston June 2016 Bootstrap Session Recap

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: Continue reading SPTechCon Boston June 2016 Branding with CSS Session Recap

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

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

Part 2: “CSS scares me!” – Implement Custom CSS in SharePoint Master Pages

As a follow up to the previous post, “CSS scares me!” – How to Move Past the Intimidation and Implement Custom CSS in SharePoint, this second part is going to cover how to add a CSS file reference to your SharePoint master page.  Continue reading Part 2: “CSS scares me!” – Implement Custom CSS in SharePoint Master Pages