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SharePoint 2013 Branding and User Interface Design
lets you make SharePoint your own. This fully updated book -- now with a dynamic full color interior -- covers SharePoint branding, diving into the use of themes, master pages, page layouts, CSS and XSLT to create an engaging, catered look and feel for SharePoint. The book discusses the entire branding process from planning, applying, to deployment to a server farm.
- What is branding and how does it relate to SharePoint?
- What’s new in SharePoint that can be useful in creating attractive SharePoint sites?
- How do you successfully plan, estimate, and mockup branding for SharePoint?
- How do you use SharePoint Designer 2013 to work with a SharePoint server?
- Simple techniques for a beginner to quickly create a branded user interface in SharePoint
- Gain knowledge about working with CSS, master pages, page layouts, SharePoint themes, and XSLT
This book will appeal to a wider audience than prior editions -- from those new to SharePoint branding to those wanting to get into more advanced topics. Though there are several books focused on the product known as “SharePoint Designer”, these books are NOT focused on the process of creating engaging web design with SharePoint. They are typically focused on the pure mechanics of using that specific product to work with a SharePoint site. Some of them contain 1 or 2 chapters that briefly discuss the topics that will be covered in much more granular detail in this book.
A full-color guide to planning, designing, and launching a SharePoint brand
Fully updated for the newest release of SharePoint, this comprehensive guide is the only one of its kind to provide step-by-step coverage for planning, designing, and launching a SharePoint brand. The author team of Microsoft MVPs draws from their experience to deliver proven methods for successful branding. They walk you through using themes, master pages, page layouts, CSS, and XSLT in order to create an engaging look and feel for SharePoint so that you can get a solid handle on how to create a branded user interface in SharePoint 2013.
- Explains what branding is and how it relates to SharePoint
- Walks you through how to successfully plan, estimate, and mockup branding for SharePoint
- Addresses working with SharePoint Designer 2013 to work with a SharePoint server
- Shows you how to work with CSS, master pages, page layouts, SharePoint themes, and XSLT
SharePoint 2013 Branding and User Interface Design shares simple techniques so you can quickly create a branded user interface in SharePoint 2013.
Plan, design, and launch a brand in SharePoint
If you are planning, designing, and launching your brand using SharePoint, this book and author trio will walk you through everything you need to know in an understandable and approachable way. From specific technologies such as master pages, page layouts, and CSS to offering best-practices and real-world experience for creating successful branding projects through SharePoint 2013, you will learn how to approach your branding project in effective new ways. This visual book provides step-by-step instructions in a simple and striking format that focuses on each of the tasks you will face in your own branding project.
SharePoint 2013 Branding and User Interface Design:
- Explains the various approaches to SharePoint branding and methodologies for creating an engaging UI.
- Guides you through planning for branding and using the Design Manager to start a design.
- Addresses implementing modern web techniques such as HTML5, jQuery, and mobile responsive design into SharePoint.
- Explores creating SharePoint branding for public facing websites as well as internal intranets, including a deep dive into how custom SharePoint branding is created from scratch.
- Provides coverage on designing apps for SharePoint.
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About the Author
, Microsoft MVP, has more than a decade of experience with developing, designing, and implementing Internet-based software. He is a coauthor of Professional SharePoint 2010 Branding and User Interface Design.
John Ross, Microsoft MVP, has been providing Internet solutions to clients for nearly a decade. He is a coauthor of Professional SharePoint 2010 Branding and User Interface Design and Real World SharePoint 2010.
Paul Stubbs is a Microsoft Architect for Windows Azure focusing on solution development and SharePoint.
Table of Contents
I The Basics 1
1 What is SharePoint Branding and UI Design? 2
2 SharePoint Overview 12
3 Working with the SharePoint 2013 User Interface 34
II Planning a Design and Getting Started 84
4 Planning for Branding 86
5 Using the Design Manager to Start a Design in SharePoint 108
6 Cascading Style Sheets and SharePoint 150
III Advanced SharePoint Branding 194
7 Creating Custom Master Pages and Page Layouts 196
8 Advanced SharePoint Branding Tasks 234
9 Creating Content Rollups with SharePoint WCM 268
10 Composed Looks and Custom Branding 300
IV Other Branding Concepts 328
11 Modern Web Design and SharePoint 330
12 Designing Apps 366