To be succesful in this course, you should already be a SharePoint Online site owner with basic owner experience, and have some familiarity with HTML and CSS. Also, you must have publishing features active to use custom CSS.
- [Instructor] Before we get started, let's talk a little bit about the prerequisites for this course. Frankly, this course isn't for everyone. The skills you'll learn here are intermediate to advanced. To be successful in this course, you should already have a SharePoint online site that you are an owner of, and can make changes to. You also need a basic understanding of how to manage your site. If you don't understand me when I say, "Go to your site settings page," this class is not for you.
I strongly recommend that you take some other SharePoint training before you view this course. You have to learn how to walk before you can run. There are some great courses on this site, such as the SharePoint Online Essentials Training. I also recommend that you have some familiarity with HTML and CSS before taking this course. I'm going to show you some pretty specific and targeted things, but the assumption is that you already understand the basic concepts of markup language, and how CSS style sheets cascade styles through a site.
If you don't, my recommendation is that you check out some of the more fundamental classes first, like the HTML and CSS Essentials Training courses. Finally, and this is important, publishing features should be active both at the site level, and at the site collection level for you to make any changes to the site's CSS. I'll show you in an upcoming video how to do this at the site level, but if your SharePoint system administrator has not activated the features at the collection level, they will need to do so before you can take advantage of any CSS customization.
There are still some valuable things that I'll be discussing that don't require this, but you won't get the full value of the class. There is a way of updating CSS without publishing features, but it is much more difficult and labor intensive, and I personally do not recommend it. So, with those things in mind, are you ready to start? Okay, let's roll.
- 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