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Branding and designing
capabilities with the
Design Manager
MALIN DE SILVA
SHAREPOINT SPECIALIST
EXILESOFT, SRI LANKA
About me
 Experienced since SharePoint 2007.
 Regular presenter at many forums.
 Winner, Microsoft Imagine Cup (Sri
Lan...
Who are we?
DESIGNERS?
Agenda
 Design Manager
 Master Pages and Page Layouts
 Branding and Design Capabilities
 Design Packages
 Device Chan...
Design Manager
 Many people like SharePoint to look not like SharePoint
 Publishing feature available on SharePoint Serv...
Master Pages and Page Layouts
 XML compliant HTML
Prototypes
 Preview and correct errors
 Snippets manager to add
Share...
Snippets
 HTML representation of a SharePoint component
 Can be added to Master Pages and Page Layouts
 A snippet conta...
demonstration
DESIGN MANAGER,
MASTER PAGES AND
SNIPPETS
Design Packages
 Reduce the complexity of transporting of the designs
 Makes it easier to outsource the visual designs
...
Device Channels
 Multiple devices for browsing
SharePoint
 Need to maintain same url
 Certain components are not mobile...
demonstration
DESIGN PACKAGES AND
DEVICE CHANNELS
Display Templates
 Customize search layouts and
refiners
 Upload the HTML, it converts
as a JavaScript
Image Renditions
 Same source image in different sizes
 Might need different sections when size
changes
 Different url ...
Image Renditions - Prerequisites
 A publishing site collection
 Publishing feature activated
 A configured BLOB cache
...
Themes
 Easy way to change the look and feel
 Site owner or someone with design access can
customize
 site layout
 col...
demonstration
IMAGE RENDITIONS
AND THEMES
Questions?
Malin De Silva
SharePoint Specialist
Exilesoft
malindesilva@live.com
Thank You!
Malin De Silva
SharePoint Specialist
Exilesoft
malindesilva@live.com
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Branding and designing capabilities with the Design Manager

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Creating a compelling look and feel is important for improving the user experience as well as holding the organizational identity. SharePoint 2013 Design Manager make this process much easier and well defined with many capabilities included with it. Design packages, display templates, device channels, themes , image renditions and snippets are the core elements included with Design Manager.

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Branding and designing capabilities with the Design Manager

  1. 1. Branding and designing capabilities with the Design Manager MALIN DE SILVA SHAREPOINT SPECIALIST EXILESOFT, SRI LANKA
  2. 2. About me  Experienced since SharePoint 2007.  Regular presenter at many forums.  Winner, Microsoft Imagine Cup (Sri Lanka).  Connect:  LinkedIn/ Facebook: Malin De Silva  Twitter: Malind19  Email: malindesilva@live.com
  3. 3. Who are we? DESIGNERS?
  4. 4. Agenda  Design Manager  Master Pages and Page Layouts  Branding and Design Capabilities  Design Packages  Device Channels  Display Templates  Image Renditions  Snippets  Themes  Questions
  5. 5. Design Manager  Many people like SharePoint to look not like SharePoint  Publishing feature available on SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365  Available multiple capabilities  Treat branding assets as local files
  6. 6. Master Pages and Page Layouts  XML compliant HTML Prototypes  Preview and correct errors  Snippets manager to add SharePoint functionality  Don’t touch .master files Master Pages  Controls layout of main content  Can add snippets  Associate with a master page  Many OOTB templates Page Layouts
  7. 7. Snippets  HTML representation of a SharePoint component  Can be added to Master Pages and Page Layouts  A snippet contains four basic sections:  Header with starting <div> and <!--CS> tags  SharePoint markup where snippets are enclosed in <!--MS> start and <!--ME> end tags  HTML preview enclosed in <!--PS> start and <!--PE> end tags  Footer with closing <!--CE> and </div> tags
  8. 8. demonstration DESIGN MANAGER, MASTER PAGES AND SNIPPETS
  9. 9. Design Packages  Reduce the complexity of transporting of the designs  Makes it easier to outsource the visual designs  Does not take SharePoint default design assets
  10. 10. Device Channels  Multiple devices for browsing SharePoint  Need to maintain same url  Certain components are not mobile friendly  Bandwidth considerations browsing mobile
  11. 11. demonstration DESIGN PACKAGES AND DEVICE CHANNELS
  12. 12. Display Templates  Customize search layouts and refiners  Upload the HTML, it converts as a JavaScript
  13. 13. Image Renditions  Same source image in different sizes  Might need different sections when size changes  Different url for different size  Available across all assets in the site
  14. 14. Image Renditions - Prerequisites  A publishing site collection  Publishing feature activated  A configured BLOB cache  An asset library (recommended)
  15. 15. Themes  Easy way to change the look and feel  Site owner or someone with design access can customize  site layout  color palette  font scheme  background image
  16. 16. demonstration IMAGE RENDITIONS AND THEMES
  17. 17. Questions? Malin De Silva SharePoint Specialist Exilesoft malindesilva@live.com
  18. 18. Thank You! Malin De Silva SharePoint Specialist Exilesoft malindesilva@live.com

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