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Here are my 2 cents: Make sure SharePoint still looks and feels like SharePoint. Don't mess about with default font sizes. Even if SharePoint deals with it well, your third party add-ins may not. Try to limit them to just change the colour scheme to whatever the company uses, a customised top (header) area and an optional footer. Don't go nuts, you'll ...


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You are working with CSS3, this is only supported from Internet Explorer version 9. For older versions of IE you need to have a fallback solution. One of the fallback is CSS3 Pie. More information can be found here: http://css3pie.com/ http://css3pie.com/about/ It requires you to add and reference an additional file (pie.htc) to your environment. ...


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As already mentioned in another answer, Internet Explorer, up to and including version 8, does not provide support for any CSS3 based styling. While Internet Explorer 9 comes with limited CSS3 support (like border-radius and box-shadow, but neither text-shadow nor background gradients) it would require to change your masterpage as mentioned in another ...


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Courtesy of Randy Drisgill: http://blog.drisgill.com/2008/02/favicons-in-sharepoint-master-page.html Drag a favicon.ico file to the Images directory of your MOSS site with SharePoint designer. Add the following line to your Master Page at the bottom of the head section right before the </head> tag: <link rel="shortcut icon" ...


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Customisations to the Data Sheet View are not supported, as this is generated using the Microsoft Office Access Web Datasheet Component, which renders the grid using the same base engine as the data sheet view that Microsoft Access uses.


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I use layered architecture in all my SharePoint solutions and treat SharePoint generally as the UI layer, keeping it very thin. Any logic goes into the business model and I have DAL wrappers to abstract away the List infrastructure (which also helps with testing). For a good read on layered architecture in ASP.NET check out this article here. It's ASP.NET ...


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Possible uses of hiding (closing) web parts can be if the web part is creating problems, is broken/unusable, or behaving badly. Or if the web part isn't needed anymore (like for an annual survey, only done once a year during May), you can hide it when it is not needed anymore. If the web part is not needed at all, and you do not plan on re-using it, you ...


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Having worked a bit with SP Online page layouts now, I think the biggest difference, to the extent that there is one, is that you should not expect SP Online to handle much of anything server-side except for ASP.NET code. Otherwise, the process is pretty much exactly the same: in both cases you're presented with HTML That being said, you don't actually get ...


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Option 1: Ditch Visio and draw them by hand and scan them in. I often hand draw documentation these days for clients who appreciate the cutom-look, quick, low-cost, multiple-iteration approach. Option 2: Create the stencils yourself. I've used this approach in network diagrams when I wanted the server icon to represent a web server by adding a world icon to ...


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I accomplished this by using the steps outlined here. Navigate to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\DocumentTemplates\ Open wkpstd.aspx in a text editor. Find <SharePoint:RecentChangesMenu runat="server" id="RecentChanges"/> and replace with <SharePoint:RecentChangesMenu runat="server" ...


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I exactly had the same problem. After some investigation and trying out different approches I finally found the solution: 1) Do NOT place the @Register-statement before the DOCTYPE declaration 2) Instead you can place it directly within your Custom ASP.NET Markup Snippet - just before the usage of your custom control Hope that helps!


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Here's my example for you. You need to place on the page: isotope's css style link on the page jquery script link on the page isotope's script link on the page HTML with your menu data isotope's sturtup script op the page and adjust it for you isotope's HTML And here's the result: Please note that you have to deal with conflict between isotope's ...


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The header and footer (the chrome) of SharePoint and most Asp.Net websites is defined in a master page. For SharePoint 2013 this is by default the seattle.master. My tip is to create your own master page by taking a copy of the Seattle.master, or using a Delegate control to insert your control. Create SharePoint master page : ...


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Agree with Bil. Web parts, web controls, application pages etc should only be the UI layer that calls into a layer that is agnostic of the original calling context; calling context could be an event receiver, console application, timer job, workflow, etc. Always ensure that this shared layer you call into does not have a dependency on SPContext.Current ...


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Another possible use of hiding a web part (I do this all the time), when you are importing a script onto your page via a content editor web part. Hiding the web part includes the script on the page but makes it so the web part cannot be deleted or closed inadvertantly by users.


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The class you need to override is 's4-ca s4-ca-dlgNoRibbon'. This is the runtime class that comes from the corev4.css . This class contains a style with background-color set to white and background-image set to 'none'. Try changing this class through an override by the following two approaches:- Dedicated Custom Layout Page - You can create a custom ...


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All you need to do is to follow these steps :) Open the master page, find the div tag: Put the following around it: <Sharepoint:SPSecurityTrimmedControl runat="server" Permissions="ManageWeb"> <div id="s4-ribbonrow" …</div> </SharePoint:SPSecurityTrimmedControl> or you can follow this Blog, it shows you three ways of doing it ...


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Add New Item and add Sharepoint/Office Module type in project Add the Folders and Files to the Module In the elements file use this format:- <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/"> <Module Name="Scripts" Url="Style Library/Scripts"> <File ...


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Well you could mix various Windows version as long as they are using same architecture (32/64bit). But I would recommend an upgrade to 2008 because of following: to ease and uniform patching of your systems SharePoint 2010 will only support Windows 2008, it will be easier to upgrade if you are running 2008 already


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jQuery is your friend and should be your best buddy when it comes to spicing up a UI (especially SharePoint). Be sure to check out the entire jQuery for Everyone series on End User SharePoint. Also check out the series on converting a free CSS template (Jet30) to SharePoint. Very awesome work! (sorry, link tool not working for me right now) jQuery for ...


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Alex: Some of the jQuery effects are quick to implement and can give some sizzle. jQuery is cross-browser, so little risk there. I also have a stock set of CSS which I can drop into a master page and customize very fast, letting me reskin SharePoint in about an hour so that people don't even realize it's SharePoint anymore. Just changing some colors and ...


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Everything that Muhimbi said. Make sure that they're aware that SharePoint is a .NET application, not a HTML website. You can only get so far with customizing the look & feel of SharePoint if you're a front-end designer with HTML & CSS knowledge. You will probably need the assistance of a .NET developer. Have them review Heather Solomon's blog. ...


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Balsamiq has a good set of tools and is one of the favorites for some SharePoint designs. Clever Workarounds has a nice review of the tools specifically for using them with SharePoint. There are two pre-built templates that I know of you can use with Balsamiq and SharePoint. This one is for 2007 sites and this one is for 2010. Hope that helps!


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If you want to see round corners with your solution in IE9, you have to change IE mode. See a similar question about round corners in SP SE. <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=9" /> But IE=9 mode can affect some functionality. If you use IE8 or earlier, you must use alternative methods, (the best links are already provided by EStruyf.


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Check this out: MSDN: List Patterns You can also buy a guidance ebook here: Developing Applications for SharePoint 2010 See the SharePoint List Data Models chapter


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Sean Earp's answer was extremely helpful, but the details were essentially off for my particular situation. Here are the steps I took to accomplish what I wanted: I put a copy of the favicon.ico I wanted to use in the /images/ folder by using SharePoint Designer. I then went into "Master Pages", right-clicked on "v4.master", hovered over "Open With", and ...


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The only reason to use Office 64 bit is if you're working with HUGE documents (usually excel or access) which are to big to losd in the 32 bit version. Otherwise you should always use 32 bit as there are several peices of functionallity which isn't implemented in the 64 bit version, especially around the browser plugins which SharePoint takes advantage of. ...


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The image you mentioned is used across all of the SharePoint v4.master (and not only). The important aspect is that only a small part of this image is ever displayed by using either OffSet properties in server side controls or CSS background-position attributes. One reason for which you see that it might be because it is referenced in any controls on your ...


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It sounds like something is wrong with your setup. Can you try creating a new site collection and making yourself admin or something (to make sure you have the proper rights)? Like you said, you are seeing the right stuff in the Design Manager > Master Pages menu, and sounds like the snippets aren't working either. Your comment about the settings gear ...


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You didn't specify a SharePoint version so here's a round-up of authors & books you can trust For SharePoint 2007 : Professional SharePoint Design http://www.amazon.com/Professional-SharePoint-Design-Jacob-Sanford/dp/047028580X/ref=sr_1_45?ie=UTF8&qid=1363205063&sr=8-45 This one was handy back in the 2007 era. For SharePoint 2010 : ...



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