92% of Branding SharePoint is CSS, So Why Are You Living in a Master Page?
So, seriously? Why is all the hype about master page this and master page that. All of your branding should be coming from CSS! Master pages have their place in the world and are certainly useful. Just make sure all the pretty is in your CSS file.
Here is a summary of the CSS session at SPTechCon. Continue reading SPTechCon Austin February 2015 Session Review
The waffle, the grid, the thingie in the left corner of your Suite Bar… the SharePoint Online (SPO) app launcher has many descriptions and is one of the latest changes made to SPO. It gives the user fast access to apps and even allows you to customize what is listed and the order. It is a pretty nifty thing. But what if you want to brand it? Or take away an option because you don’t want all of your users accessing it? Continue reading Customizing the SharePoint Online App Launcher
There has been quite the chatter happening on the ole’ interweb lately surrounding the topic of branding and site customization for SharePoint Online (SPO). The overall message people keep hearing is “don’t use custom master pages for SharePoint Online.” Since branding is my schtick, this makes me die a little on the inside each time I hear it. But please hear me when I say this… blanket statements are rarely applicable to everyone involved and should by no means be considered as a rule for life. Yes, you can use custom master pages with SharePoint Online. Yes, it will involve work. But there is no such thing as custom branding without work. The issue is lack of control, and that is a scary thing to face. So let’s recap what has been happening and then I will chime in with my two cents since that is what blog posts are for anyways. Continue reading To brand or not to brand, that is the SharePoint Online Question
Whether you are stuck in SharePoint or want to stick it to SharePoint or want to make things stick within SharePoint, sticky stuff in SharePoint is a hot topic. I am going to focus on the latter. Continue reading Sticky Stuff in SharePoint
This is a quick but handy little CSS style statement to increase the width of the SharePoint 2013 top navigation bar drop down, which by default is pretty small. Now I know ideally the navigation item text should be short and sweet, but I also know how folks love their long department names and the like in the navigation. Continue reading Increase width of SharePoint 2013 drop down navigation
As a follow up to the post Hide items from SharePoint Ribbon using CSS, here are a few more selectors to hide specific font faces from the font formatting options in the Ribbon. I received a question from a SPTechCon Boston 2014 attendee about this and I have to say, I don’t blame the guy for not wanting to give his users 14 font face options for their content. 🙂 Continue reading Hide Font Faces from the SharePoint Ribbon using CSS
I had a great question from a student last week… how can you stack the SharePoint 2013 Suite Bar on top of the Ribbon, thus collapsing down the needed real estate for the top area of your SharePoint site. You can accomplish this with a few lines of CSS. Continue reading Stack the SharePoint 2013 Suite Bar on top of Ribbon
Wow just the title of this blog post is a mouthful. Just wait, it will get worse. This post was inspired by one of my students who wanted to hide the second and third search scopes (Result Sources in SharePoint 2013) in the drop down in the SharePoint user interface AND needed to provide support for IE8. Using CSS this can be done really quickly. Continue reading Use CSS Sibling Selector Combinators in lieu of :nth-child for IE8 Support
When you search for ways to hide items from the SharePoint Ribbon, such as the Font formatting block or the Edit HTML Source option, you will generally find a bunch of methods that involve fancy code and creating a new project in Visual Studio. One thing the Ribbon does have going for it is a ton of added classes and IDs to all the various options, buttons, links, blocks and components. You can target and remove elements from the Ribbon by just using CSS. Continue reading Hide items from SharePoint Ribbon using CSS