Microsoft has some recommendations for branding SharePoint. This video discusses the branding hierarchy, and talks about the value of using built-in tools before expending additional effort.
- [Instructor] Before we dive…into making changes to our site,…I want to have a little philosophical discussion with you.…A point that you're going to hear me make…throughout this course…is that I don't like creating unnecessary work.…When you're thinking about making changes in SharePoint,…and I think this especially includes branding,…you need to ask yourself, what's the reason for this?…What benefit is this going to provide?…Of course, this is going to depend a lot…on the purpose of your site,…but my experience is that many SharePoint sites exist…to share data internally in a team or company.…
Now if that's so, the primary duty of the site…is to be easy to use.…When you're talking about cosmetic changes,…I don't know that there's a huge business advantage.…I want you to always remember…to weigh the amount of effort needed…against the value it will provide…and don't spend a lot of time on branding just to brand.…Okay, I'll get off my soap box now.…Now, in older versions of SharePoint,…it could be a real problem…
- Changing your site's logo, title, and theme
- Creating new palettes and themes
- Loading fonts to your site
- Calling font sets in your theme
- CSS basics for branding SharePoint
- Creating and uploading a blank CSS style sheet
- Modifying site navigation, fonts, and backgrounds
- Styling tables
- Defining new elements in your CSS file
- Creating new CSS elements directly into the style sheet
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Branding Hierarchy
2. Creating a Custom Theme: Colors
3. Adding New Fonts
4. CSS Basics for Branding SharePoint
5. Modify SharePoint with CSS
6. More Styling: Page Elements
7. Getting Fancy: Custom CSS Elements
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