Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring a SharePoint site, part of SharePoint Designer 2013: Branding SharePoint Sites.
This is a whirlwind tour of SharePoint site because I'm sure that you've seen one before. This site's actually built in SharePoint online so we have Office 365 and some admin functions on the top bar. Then we have access to the ribbon. There's a browse tab and that's on by default but because I have additional permissions, I can click the page tab and that will display the ribbon. Again if I go back to browse you don't see the ribbon any longer.
On the right, I have the ability to share this site. If I click edit then I'll have access to be able to edit the page that I'm on because that's where I am, page, not a list or a library. I have the ability to switch to content mode and what that does is hides our navigation features which we'll look at in a moment. I click on focus on content again and our navigation comes back. I have a search box here that allows me to search the site, to search everything or people.
I have my site logo which right now is the SharePoint logo because I've done nothing to brand this site. The top navigation which has only one item on it, this site and then the site name. Followed by a 2013 feature that allows users to be able to do some basic customization and we're going to be using this get started with your site part in a little while. Below that, a newsfeed for social networking and a web part that's displaying this particular document library.
On the left, then I have an area of navigation that in earlier versions was called the quick launch, a lot of people still refer to it that way. That is navigation links for this site. A typical use of the two sets of navigation are navigation that allows me to go from site to site within this collection or my internet on the top, and then either below that or in this choice of display on the left, we have access to items within this site.
Notice that I have edit links buttons so I can edit either of those. If I want to go to the documents library, I can click documents and go there. I can go right back to the team site in one click. I could also use the back button. If I'd like to go to a list that I built on this library called employees, I can go there in one click and scroll. Again, either the back button or the link to the team site will take me back. Finally, site contents will let me see all of the list, libraries and other types of apps that are used in my site.
This page will also give me access to settings for the site, the site's recycle bin, and workflows that were written at the site level as opposed to workflows attached to a specific list or library. If I scroll down, I will see subsites if there are any and have the ability to create new subsites provided I have the permissions to do that. There's a quick tour of our SharePoint team site that we will be branding at the beginning of this course.
- Creating a new site
- Creating and editing pages
- Publishing a site
- Working with composed looks
- Modifying site navigation
- Adding images and video to your SharePoint site
- Customizing composed looks
- Creating master pages from HTML designs
- Using the Snippet Gallery