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How to deal with SharePoint design complexity and web designer creativity?

One of my customer wants to use SharePoint as an intranet communication portal. My customer wants to customize the look & feel of the application and he has requested to a web design agency ...
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How do I hide the “Recently Modified” portion of the quick launch?

The "Recently Modified" section in the quick launch is not something I want my users to see. How can I eliminate or hide it in a SharePoint 2010 installation?
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How can I create an Entity Relationship Diagram for SharePoint lists?

I'm trying to design/document a collection of lists with lookups in an Entity Relationship Diagram. Currently I'm using Visio's built-in ERD template, which is most of the way there, but it lacks two ...
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Powershell/task scheduler OR timer job(Farm solution) OR workflow/retention policy . when i want to implement a background jobs

I am working on a SharePoint 2013 site collection. And I have an Issue Tracking list, where I want to perform these actions on it once a day (at 12:05 AM):- Check if a column named "Review Date" of ...
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How do I change the Favicon for my SharePoint install?

Fairly straightforward, I think. I'm running a SharePoint 2010 instance.
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SP2013: Adding a custom usercontrol to masterpage using Design Manager

I created a custom masterpage using the SP2013 Design Manager. I also created a SharePoint solution in Visual studio 2012 with a custom usercontrol (ascx) and custom webparts. The masterpage works ...
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Is there a compatibility issue with page designs between SharePoint 2013 on-premise and SharePoint Online?

We've received a tender for a design, this tender includes some hours to convert a SharePoint 2013 design file to a SharePoint Online design. Is there really much required with this? I thought the two ...
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Rounded corners in WebPart headers SP2010

When I view the site in FireFox the below does work with rounded corners, but not in IE at all. I'm trying to make a webpart header in SP 2010 rounded. .ms-WPHeader td { background: #005bac; ...
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Is one Web Application Architecture preferred over several Web Applications?

In almost all of the SharePoint projects I’ve participated in, the general architecture is three different web applications for intranet, cooperation and mysite. This has been the standard setup in ...
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SharePoint 2013 branding Design Manager problems

I got very simple task to make custom layout in SharePoint 2013. Nothing fancy: change navigation, add homepage etc. I couldn't find a one and the best way how to create own master page. I have ...
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How to highlight a reply in a discussion forum based on a condition in Flat.aspx

In the Flat.aspx page of a discussion forum, I have to highlight the reply if the poster belongs to a certain group. How do I achieve that? I tried modifying the Profile.xsl file that the list view ...
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Revert Sharepoint back to default install

I installed foundation on my machine a few months back and fooled around with branding and such. I am curious if there is a way to revert share point back to the default styles. Some of the things ...
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Issue with standard navigation in Chrome

The standard <SharePoint:AspMenu navigation on our SharePoint 2010 site works fine in all browser but Chrome. When I hover over a menu item I can't see the sub menu items like Contact Us -> ...
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SharePoint 2013 shared with “lots of people”

I've been tasked to be the admin of a SharePoint 2013 site that was created by someone who never completely implemented it. I'm wondering why every site, page, list, folder, document at every level is ...
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Customising Data Sheet View

I'm using SharePoint 2007, with custom list. I'm using Content Editor web part in order to design my list. {In my list the row color determined through the item ststus. e.g: If the status equal to ...
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SharePoint Branding and Parallax Scrolling

Has anyone been able to design SharePoint UI using Parallax scrolling? Similar to the following site http://www.milwaukeepolicenews.com/#menu=home-page (I am not affiliated with this site in anyway) ...
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SharePoint Layered Architecture App

Do you use enterprise layer architecture when creating SharePoint solutions ? Can you give me a codeplex.com/other site project as example, where I can find a layered design ? (Interface/BL/DAL)
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Team site background color, web part design?

Is it possible to change the background color of a team site, and a web part as well? are we able to design a web part with rounded corner fx?
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Very simple branding background question : what do I reference for body background?

So if I wanted to simply change the background of one page (not in the master), just the body of one single page, using an image what would I reference using sharepoint designer? Also I know this is ...
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Is there any guidance on designing lists for efficient CAML queries?

I'm designing some lists that may well contain thousands of items, and I'm trying to come up with the best design for efficient querying. I'm looking for some form of (hopefully Microsoft) ...
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SP 2013 and IE 11

I noticed that when I was trying to edit my web part in SP 2013, I could not. All of the choices under the web part tab were greyed out. And the "up/down" icon in the web part did nothing. At least ...
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How to create a Document Library Item without a file in sharepoint 2010?

wish you save my life. I am now doing a sharepoint project but I have little experience. My requirement: Design a contract creation/approval process for a company There are many kinds of contracts, ...
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Sandbox + Custom Site Page Template + SPFile.CustomizedPageStatus

Have created a Site Page Template and provisioned an instance into my Team Site's Wiki Library. <Module Name="CustomInFeature" Path="SitePageTemplates" List="119" Url="SitePages" > ...
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allow contributor users to add web parts to a page without granting them “Add and Customize Pages” permission

I am working on an enterprise wiki site collection, and when contributor users try to add web parts they will get the following error:- A Web Part or Web Form Control on this Page cannot be ...
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Creating SiteCollections using SharePoint Management Shell 2013

I am following the below instruction to create a NHSC, but at point D when I am creating a Team Site, I get the message that the new URL is not found! Do I need to create that before? Am I missing ...
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What is hidden webpart for in SP2010?

Follow-up questions to Closed vs. Hidden Web Part - what is the difference? : What are possible uses of hiding a web part (having closing) in Sharepoint 2010? why isn't unhiding a webpart in a ...
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isotope menu for my landing page

I found the following, and I love it: http://isotope.metafizzy.co/ I'd love to make this into a menu for my landing page - what should I learn to figure out how would I go about doing this? Is it ...
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How do I edit the head and body of a page in SharePoint 2013?

I've developed a custom HTML menu that I'd love to deploy to SharePoint. The two working files are: Index <!DOCTYPE html> <html class="no-js"> <head> <meta ...
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Responsive framework for SharePoint Online 2013

I am about to start a project in SharePoint Online 2013. I have a plan to create responsive design in it. Researching on various blogs and posts I have come across many different frameworks like ...
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I want to hide the SharePoint Ribbon Tabs (Browse, Page, etc) on my homepage based on permissions and such that they are stripped/trimmed when hidden

I am trying to hide the SharePoint Ribbon Tabs based on a users permissions. I know that I can use the SPSecurityTrimmedControl to do this but I need to wrap it around just the tabs and not the whole ...
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Quick steps to making SharePoint 2007 cross-browser sexy

Most of the time when starting a new SharePoint intranet project, I get the comment "oh, looks like SharePoint". This is never said in a positive and excited manner! The default looks and themes are ...
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Sharepoint 2013 design manager - best practice to add files / css stylesheet / js javascript / images

What's best practice to add stylesheet / js / images / files in the design manager? What I have done: exported pretty mutch a standard design manager package from sharepoint (wsp) imported it into ...
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Recommend Share Point book for designing/theming [closed]

Hi I know there are a lot of sharepoint books out there, and I understand there may not be a book for exclusively for sharepoint design, but given that could anyone recommend a good book for someone ...
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Can we add a SharePoint server on Windows Server 2003 to a farm on Windows server 2008?

I have a SharePoint Farm setup on Windows Server 2008 (all 4 servers). Now I would like to add an existing server (Windows Server 2003) to the farm by minimal installation of SharePoint. Is this ...
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How do I stop my style from being overwritten?

I'm working on a SharePoint Online Wiki page. I've edited the source on the page and then added the following style container: <style> .ms-core-listMenu-verticalBox { DISPLAY: none } ...
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Need advice to get rid of subfolder-tree structure

Our user wants to build a Knowledgebase portal. He designed the structure with folder-subfolder's concept, i.e., Main Category > sub category > subsub category, etc. Permission inheritance will ...
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How to restore to the smaller size of image control visible at designer?

All of sudden, few hours ago, I started to have a weird problem in all sites of my Sharepoint Server 2010 dev machine. In any of old and new, built-in and custom WebPart pages of list views, ...
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What are best practices for designing Sharepoint sites?

I'm putting together a document for our Art Directors and Creatives for what works best and what might not work best when designing for a sharepoint site. Sharepoint obviously lets you customize CSS ...
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Modifying a site column at the list level versus creating new site columns

I have the following questions on when/why to use these approaches:- To create a new site column Or to use the same site column, but modify it at the list level. I have these business case ...
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SharePoint 2013 theme broken accidently

In SharePoint 2013 if I try to change the look, and select "Tokyo" from the Site Layouts dropdown, the elements in the preview are all broken. Menu items are appearing on the page which should only ...
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FontAwesome icons not displaying

Am using Font Awesome search icon on the web site using the icons at the local level as shown below, but it does not appear when. How do I solve it? The link to the Awesome Font style: ...
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Custom CSS Heading Styles in SharePoint Ribbon?

I have custom heading styles (h1,h2,h3) displaying in the SharePoint Ribbon to choose from on the front-end. SharePoint picks up on this from my css file. Is it possible to get this in the back-end as ...
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SharePoint Design Manager Master Page DIV placement issue

I'm troubleshooting a master page customized with Design Manager. They have a Quicklaunch menu on the right hand side of their content, or rather want it there, BUT it is being pushed to the bottom ...
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Designing a front facing website using Dreamweaver

I know similar questions have been asked in the past, but I wanted to make sure I fully understood some things, or could be pointed in the right direction. I am new to SharePoint and SharePoint ...
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Include html from another file in the SP-masterpage

Our SP-site is used as a part of another non-SP site. The layout should look the same on both the SP-site and the non-SP site. In the past, we have copy/pasted the html from the header and footer of ...
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SharePoint Site Collections Planning

I'm a SharePoint newbie and I am wondering the best way to design SP web application. There are 2 departments- Dept A takes customer data, Dept B analyses customer data. Can I create 2 site ...
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Normalization of lists with huge data - Performance concerns

A while ago, I had attempted to normalize a huge list I had to remove redundancy. This main list was hence joined with another 2 more lists as a result. Right after, users were complaining about slow ...
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How to apply font style to entire sharepoint site text?

I want to apply common font style to entire text of SharePoint 2013 site. Is any easy way for that?
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Guidelines for OnPrem Site Branding

I have been given conflicting advice as to trying to stay out the box with composed looks, vs creation of more branded MasterPages. The former claimed as a recommendation so that customers can easily ...
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How to add time line using normal list in SharePoint

Is it possible to add time line web-part using normal custom list or any other solution to implement through normal list