Branding 101: g : Concept to Production SharePoint Saturday Austin, TX #SPSATX – March 2, 2013
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Once upon a time pThe owner of your company recently met with a consultant who showed himseveral examples of what your SharePoint site CAN be. Your boss has nowcharged you with recreating the same “Wow” factor in your company’ sSharePoint site.
jProject Planning gIdeally, you should have the following before beginning your project: Have a Project Manager Has vision of needs and goals of project. Make sure goals can be measured. Site Map Architecture What subsites and pages will you have? Content Architecture What shows up in each part of the site map? i.e. the Home page Wireframe (Can be adjusted) Mockup (NOT the same as a wireframe) Build it Test it in every browser possible
Which is best for you? y Responsive Design: Uses CSS3 media queries and proportion-based grids. All elements continue to be shown as screen width changes. Adaptive Design: Uses CSS3 media queries to hide elements as screen width lessens. Progressive Enhancement: Design for the mobile view first, then add elements as the screen increases in width.
Did you know? y By the end of 2013, there will be more mobile devices on Earth than people. (Source: Cisco, 2013) Mobile search will generate 27.8 billion more queries than desktop search by 2016 (Source: BIA/Kelsey report, 2012) Smartphones and tablet computers will increase mobile Web traffic by 26 times during the next four years (Source: Cisco Systems, 2011)
RWD Considerations Audience Positives Negatives Resources Mobile Users One Masterpage that Bandwidth Responsive Web Design by adapts to all devices. Ethan Marcotte Desktop Users Wide Lists and Site http://bit.ly/bcKwQS Uses Fluid Grids Settings pages are not mobile friendly Responsive Framework at Uses HTML5/CSS3 Media CodePlex Queries http://responsivesharepoint .codeplex.com Limited Overhead Configure SharePoint Server 2010 for Mobile Device Access http://bit.ly/cg6Yo
pMockupUse Photoshop to create alayered .PSD of what your sitewill look like finished
Themes & Composed Looks p Recommended way to brand Foundation and non-publishing sites SharePoint 2010 SharePoint 2013 Needed to be created using MS Name: the name of your composed look; PowerPoint. Master page: the master page that you want to use; Theme URL: the URL to your color palette; Needed to import and link through CSS Image URL: the URL to your background sheet into a Masterpage. image; Font Scheme URL: the URL to your font Used for MySites and Team Sites scheme; Display Order: this will be used to arrange your composed looks ordering.
What do they do?What do they do? yContains the Defaults visitors Used to Contains Contentreferences to to IE8 even if standardize PlaceHolders to tell CSS and JS, using IE9 branding over SharePoint where to JQuery files. multiple sites load features. i.e. Navigation
What do they do? yOnly available Create custom Loads after Can be used asin SharePoint layouts to add the Master templates forServer, not columns and Page more than oneFoundation position page content
Page Layout in Edit Mode with Empty Web Part ZonesPage Layout once ImageViewer and Content EditorWeb Parts have beenadded and saved
What does it do?Add colors and Uses “ID” and Gives ability to Referenced indesign to HTML “Class” to target create one page vs.structure specific areas for Responsive inline. design Design through Media Queries
What they do yPlaced in page Makes it easier Used to create Can createlayouts to add for users to add custom list views custom viewsfunctionality images, video with SharePoint for search and media to Designer results sites and pages
Web Part Categories and Web Part ZonesMenu used to edit a Web Part.i.e. “Content Editor” Web Part
Additional ResourcesCSS: Heather Solomon’ Chart s Home Page CSS Reference by Benjamin Niaulin Branding Series for Beginners by Benjamin Niaulin 20 Useful Resources for Learning about CSS3Frameworks: Responsive SharePointStarter Master Pages: Jumpstart Branding for SharePoint 2010 Starter Masterpages for SharePoint – Randy Drisgill Responsive V5 Masterpage for SharePoint 2010 – Kyle Schaeffer