Randy Drisgill came across a great challenge and weird issue with SharePoint in regards to disabling themes on custom master pages. I wanted to expand a bit more on what he has posted about. Continue reading
One of the major drawbacks of SharePoint themes is you have to reapply the theme to any site that uses your custom theme in order to see any new changes that you have made. This happens because when you apply a theme to a SharePoint site, a copy of the theme is added for the site in the content database. Continue reading
I got asked a question I have never heard before, so I decided to post a reply here.
Q: Can you turn a SharePoint master page into a theme? Continue reading
This is part two in a multi-part series. The predecessor of this post is Part 1: Designing your SharePoint Site.
In the first part of this series we covered some items to help get you started in creating a comp for your SharePoint site design. Now that you have a design ready to go, it is time to determine how you are going to implement your design. Continue reading
Over the last few months I have heard a lot of confusion and question about if a site should use a master page or a theme. In this post I am going to go through some basic pros and cons and information to help you make a better decision as to how to brand your SharePoint 2007 site. Continue reading
WSS v2 made use of Themes, a package of CSS and images that changed the look, or skin, of a WSS site. New with MOSS 2007, Themes can also be used for MOSS sites as well as WSS v3. Continue reading
Overview of SharePoint 2003 and Introduction to the Components of the User Interface Part Two
The Components of the SharePoint 2003 User Interface
Within SharePoint, Microsoft has provided several ways to customize the user interface of both SPS and WSS. This is great because we have several options for customization and we can select the method that best suits our needs and skill set. Continue reading
A lot of people face the issue of how to change the SharePoint interface and are met with a lot of info and options which results in confusion. I have put together a brief overview of main options and talked about the issue of why straight-forward advice for this topic is hard to come by.
Through mailing lists and newsgroups I see many issues and questions over and over again, and one in particular is “How do I customize my portal or WSS site?”.
This is a tough question. I have been in those shoes staring at the sea of information and options trying to figure out how to do it. I have been frustrated and I understand the pain that happens trying to figure it all out. Yet after all that, it is still a difficult question to answer. Continue reading