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Navigation A Step Towards Success - SharePoint Cincy

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Navigation can single handily destroy any SharePoint implementation. How you ask? If your users cannot easily find what they are looking for in 3 clicks or less they have lost focus and sometimes the drive to reuse the site. However, that is not the only issue that can occur with a navigation, one of the most popular ones I have been seeing lately is navigation that takes the users to another page or site then to another and another and another. I guess the good thing is they eventually get there but the bad news is now they are going to bookmark or make it a favorite so that they never have to click so many times to get back there. Sounds like a great solution for the users right? Actually, it’s the worst thing that can possibly happen to your SharePoint implementation. The basis of implementing SharePoint within an organization is collaboration and if the users are bookmarking sites then they are missing all the information the company is trying to share with their organization. The home page becomes obsolete, editors of the sites stop updating it and then collaboration only (hopefully) exists within the content sites and the company fails in communication.

In this session we will explore navigation best practices, how to clean up your existing navigation to make it more relevant, easy to use and turn it into the wow factor of your site. Last but not least some tips and tricks on how to get your users excited about SharePoint and your new navigation.

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Navigation A Step Towards Success - SharePoint Cincy

  1. 1. Navigation: A Step Towards Success in SharePoint Stacy L. Deere-Strole
  2. 2. sdeere@focalpointsolutions.co http://spmindmelt.focalpointsolutions.co http://www.focalpointsolutions.co
  3. 3. Agenda • What is Navigation? • Areas of Navigation in SharePoint • Different types of Navigation • You Be The Judge • Free Navigation
  4. 4. What Is Navigation? That which facilitates movement from one Web page to another Web page.
  5. 5. Areas of Navigation
  6. 6. Global Navigation
  7. 7. Global Navigation Example
  8. 8. Quick Links
  9. 9. Quick Links Example
  10. 10. Is that All?
  11. 11. The Rest of The Site!!
  12. 12. Types of Navigation
  13. 13. Promoted
  14. 14. What is a Promoted Link? • Tile List Web Part • Out of the Box • User Adoption Builder • Navigation
  15. 15. Getting Started
  16. 16. Where Do You Want To Go?
  17. 17. Creating Promoted Link List
  18. 18. Select & Create App
  19. 19. New Promoted Link List
  20. 20. Upload Images Simple Drag & Drop
  21. 21. Open Promoted Links
  22. 22. Create Link • Title: Enter Title • Background Image: Paste Image from Site Assets • Background Image Description: Optional • Description: Enter Description • Link Location: Enter Location Link is going too. • Link Description: Optional • Launch Behavior: Choose Option • Order: Enter Order of your link in the list.
  23. 23. Add Image
  24. 24. Add Link Location
  25. 25. Choose Launch Behavior & Order Launch Behavior Options 1. In Page Navigation 2. Dialog 3. New Tab
  26. 26. Finished Link
  27. 27. Saved Link
  28. 28. Add Web Part
  29. 29. Select Web Part Select your area, Choose Insert Tab, select web part, add and Save.
  30. 30. Finished Product
  31. 31. Free Navigation Promoted jQuery CodePromoted Link Icons
  32. 32. Things To Remember • Pictures Speak a 1000 Words • Use Icons or other objects to catch users eyes • Headings that Stand out • Views are Navigation Too!! • People get lost in too many words so streamline them down Make the site your own!!
  33. 33. You Be The Judge!!
  34. 34. What Is Navigation? That which facilitates movement from one Web page to another Web page.
  35. 35. What is Navigation? Everything You Touch!!
  36. 36. @sldeere www.linkedin.com/in/stacydeere https://www.facebook.com/focalpointsolutions.co sdeere@focalpointsolutions.co BLOG: http://spmindmelt.focalpointsolutions.co COMPANY: http://focalpointsolutions.co

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