If you are working with SharePoint in Firefox, the top toolbar (Welcome menu, My Site, My Links) may not display correctly. Click here for a screenshot.
Add this to your CSS to correct this problem:
This works in Firefox and won’t wreck IE.
I made an update to my Base Master Page today that moved the PlaceHolderLeftNavBarTop content placeholder from the hidden ASP Panel at the bottom of the file to an appropriate place in the left navigation area.
The content page (12TemplatesSiteTemplatesSPSMSITEdefault.aspx) that controls the profile/public page of My Sites adds the profile picture of the user to the left navigation bar via the PlaceHolderLeftNavBarTop content control. To show this profile picture in your custom mater page, you need to include this content placeholder in your code.
A common request is to alter the default look of the search input and button area to something that better matches a design or fits better in space that is available. When working with the default search, you are limited to the CSS classes provided to you and the layout that ships with SharePoint. It is possible to create your own search display by deploying a Feature. Note I am not referring to search results, just the search box area available on most SharePoint pages, generally located in the header section. Continue reading
I don’t think I am alone when I say “I hate the page level breadcrumb in SharePoint”. While dead useful for users, it becomes a bit nightmarish for devigners. For this post I am going to ignore the Global Breadcrumb that appears in the upper left of a SharePoint site by default, because honestly most people hide it and it doesn’t cause near the heartburn as the page level breadcrumb. Continue reading
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
This is small, but gets me all of the time. When you are working with the Global Navigation (a.k.a. Top Nav Bar) in SharePoint and you are using 2 levels of flyout menus, the arrow that appears for the second level of items may show the wrong background color when you hover over the item or arrow. Continue reading
If you are using SharePoint Designer (SPD) to create a master page file that will then be placed on the web server for use, such as with a custom site definition or custom Feature, you may run into the following error when viewing or creating a new site: Continue reading
Per some feedback, I added instructions to my latest branding article on how to create rounded corners for a web part title bar.
» Part 3: Changing the look and feel of SharePoint components – Intro and Web Parts
This is part three in a multi-part series. The predecessor of this post is Part 2: Creating the Design in SharePoint.
Depending on the customization method you selected (CSS, Theme or Master Page), at this point you have probably managed to alter parts of your SharePoint site. This part of the article series will focus on how to change the look and feel of SharePoint components that you don’t necessarily have direct or ultimate control over. Continue reading