This is a bit of an odd one… but I love to show examples of how simple CSS can meet your needs, however different they may be, for SharePoint and SharePoint web parts. A student needed to convert the Project Summary web part countdown box to a single line above the rest of the web part content. The following CSS can make this happen. Continue reading Modify Project Summary Web Part Countdown
A CSS Challenge from Justin:
Make Sharepoint Custom Lists align to the right. By default any Dollar or Percentage type columns align to the right.
Here is the CSS to control your SharePoint list text alignment! Continue reading CSS Challenge Response: Text alignment for SharePoint list
A CSS Challenge from Fred:
Make lists look like basic MS-Office tables:
- dark background header row with white text
- alternate rows with light color background
- dark bottom borders on every rows
Here is the CSS to start your list/library styles! Continue reading CSS Challenge Response: Simple styles for SharePoint list
Want to make SharePoint output the markup YOU want when you create a List View?
Many people know me as the original proponent of the Data View Web Part, first introduced back when WSS v2.0 was released. While SharePoint has come a long way since then, the web developer experience for creating custom views hasn’t. Last week, as I was rehearsing my demonstrations for my SP TechCon session (on, naturally, the Data View Web Part) it occurred to me: This could be easier. Easier to demonstrate. Easier to write. Easier to get excited about. Easier to get the creative juices flowing.
I often get questions about how can a particular web part be branded separately from all the rest or be branded by type. For example you want every Contacts list to have a green header bar instead of a tan header bar. Or perhaps you want a column of web parts on a page to look different than the main area that contains other web parts.
The latter I have always had a solution for, the former I figured out something today. As with everything that I focus on, these are “no custom development” / “no .NET code” solutions. You can usually build whatever customization you need with custom code. If you would like to just rely on CSS however, here you go….
Per some feedback, I added instructions to my latest branding article on how to create rounded corners for a web part title bar.
Renaud steps through how he made the OWA web part actually useful in SharePoint. The big problem with this web part is getting it configured for each individual user, Renaud has figured out how.
My next wish is better granularity of user permissions. I would like to not get bitten in the butt by what I like to call “hidden permissions”. The rights that you can grant or deny users are pretty explanatory on what they do. But it also seems that other rights are included in the set that are not mentioned in the interface, nor have I seen anywhere where they are explained. Continue reading Another wish for the next version of SharePoint
It is nice to have someone listen to your design heartache and understand. It is nice to not have them roll their eyes when you hang your head when you see one of your SharePoint pages look like absolute crap because some user found the formatting buttons. Continue reading My beef with SharePoint/MCMS layout and control regurgitated through AC + my extra thoughts