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The Evolution of Branding in Office 365 - SPSATL 2015 - CDew

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This presentation shows the evolution of branding for SharePoint Online in Office 365 as of May 2015.

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The Evolution of Branding in Office 365 - SPSATL 2015 - CDew

  1. 1. The Evolution of Branding in Office 365 Cathy Dew SharePoint Saturday Atlanta May 2015
  2. 2. Cathy Dew  Consultant at Planet Technologies  Graphic Designer, Consultant & SharePoint MVP  Author: SharePoint 2010: Six in One  catpaint1 on Twitter  www.sharepointcat.com
  3. 3. Agenda Office 365 Options for Branding Choosing Options Customizing Master Pages  Design Manager Custom Composed Looks Create Packages Deploy and Apply Future of Branding
  4. 4. Picking the Right Option  Composed Looks  Design Manager  Custom Master/CSS/Page Layouts  Device Channels
  5. 5. Working with Office 365  Constant Changes  New Features Added Frequently  CSS and JavaScript updated often
  6. 6. What’s Allowed?  Global Tenant Theme  Composed Looks  Custom Everything – with a tax
  7. 7. Global Tenant Theme  As Global Tenant Admin
  8. 8. Theme Applied
  9. 9. Issues/Changes  App Launcher changes periodically  If Composed Look is applied Theme doesn’t work in Sites  Inconsistent UI
  10. 10. Inconsistent Theme
  11. 11. Who, What, Where?  Publishing Infrastructure: Custom Everything  Collaboration or Anything Else: Theme  Apps: Global Theme
  12. 12. Composed Looks  New “Themes” for SharePoint 2013  Master Page  Color Palette  CSS  Font Palette  Background Image
  13. 13. Predefined Options
  14. 14. Customize a Predefined Option
  15. 15. Create Your Own Custom Look
  16. 16. Create Composed Look  Must have:  HTML file  .Master file  Preview File  Spcolor file  Spfont file  Can have:  Background Image
  17. 17. Color Palette Tool  Tool released for creating Color Palette:  http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/ 16806.sharepoint-2013-color-palette-tool.aspx
  18. 18. Where to put files
  19. 19. Custom Composed Look
  20. 20. Options in Composed Looks  Can create and use just a Color Palette or Font Scheme
  21. 21. Create Custom Everything  Use the Design Manager to import an HTML site into SharePoint and apply it
  22. 22. Import HTML Site
  23. 23. Process to import HTML
  24. 24. Edit your Custom Master Page  HTML file editing  Through your desired program  Map drive to your machine  Or open Windows Explorer View
  25. 25. Master Page Gallery
  26. 26. Tips for Custom Master Page  If working with HTML file… Don’t touch the .master file  Editing the .master will invalidate the HTML file
  27. 27. Make use of Preview Pages  Create a couple custom Preview Pages of different site types.  Allows you to view your branding with content from different sites and pages.
  28. 28. HTML Code Snippets • Customize the Look/Color/B ehavior • Copy the HTML Snippet • Paste into HTML file in desired location
  29. 29. Look for Additions to HTML  On import the Design Manager will insert some <div>s to contain content and the head tags for SharePoint  Ribbon  MainContentPlaceholder
  30. 30. Inserted HTML
  31. 31. Publish & Apply Custom Master  In order to apply the custom designs you have created with publishing and the design manager  Publish all files  CSS  Page Layouts  Master Pages (HTML only)  Apply the Master Page from the List  Publishing only
  32. 32. Create Custom CSS  Reference a Custom CSS file with your Custom Master Page  <link href="style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
  33. 33. Take it Further with CSS  With the Color Palette you can use the palette colors in your Custom CSS files { /* [ReplaceFont(themeFont:”title”)] */ font-family: “Segoe UI Light”, “Segoe UI”, “Segoe”, Tahoma,Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; /* [ReplaceColor(themeColor: “SiteTitle”)] */ color:#005050; }
  34. 34. How to apply in O365  Solutions are still an option (Sandboxed)  Apps can be created to house your branding  Visual Studio  Design Manager  Package your Design  Add to the Solution Gallery  Apply to Multiple Site Collections
  35. 35. Package Designs
  36. 36. Solution Gallery  Upload and Activate
  37. 37. Adding Branding via an App  Patterns and Practices > GitHub  https://github.com/OfficeDev/PnP/wiki
  38. 38. Future of Branding  Microsoft is moving away from heavy UX customizations  CSS and JavaScript are the areas to invest in  Designers are becoming Developers – Apps are the future  Office 365 – Constant Changes  Plan for updates with new feature releases  Plan for not getting new features if you do choose to customize the master page
  39. 39. Questions
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  43. 43. 43 SharePoint Saturday Atlanta43 |SharePoint Saturday Atlanta  5 Seasons Brewery (North)   directly in front of brewery  See the SPSATL Website for more info and directions Join us for SharePint sponsored by
  44. 44. Thank you for attending! Cathy Dew, MVP @catpaint1 www.sharepointcat.com

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