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SharePoint Designer 2013: Branding SharePoint Sites

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Learn how to use SharePoint Designer 2013 to alter the default appearance of SharePoint websites and brand them for your business.

Learn how to use SharePoint Designer 2013 to alter the default appearance of SharePoint websites and brand them for your business. This course covers some of the new branding features in SharePoint, as well as HTML techniques that leverage your existing design skills. Not a designer? Don't worry. Gini Courter shows how to customize your site in a few clicks using SharePoint Designer's Design Manager and composed looks. For those new to SharePoint, she also starts off with a review of basic tasks like creating sites and pages, and improved features for images and video. Every SharePoint site doesn't have to look the same. Give yours a fresh visual identity with these techniques.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Using the exercise files
1. Working with SharePoint
  • Understanding the SharePoint products
  • Exploring a SharePoint site
  • Understanding lists and libraries
  • Understanding branding in SharePoint
2. Working with Sites and Pages
  • Creating a new site
  • Creating a new page
  • Editing a page
  • Enabling publishing on a site
  • Editing a page on a publishing site
3. Understanding Permissions
  • Introducing permissions
  • Discovering your permissions
4. Applying Composed Looks
  • Understanding composed looks
  • Choosing a composed look
  • Modifying a composed look
5. Modifying Navigation
  • Understanding SharePoint 2013 navigation
  • Modifying navigation links and settings
  • Creating a term set for custom navigation
  • Editing navigation on a publishing site
6. Customizing with Images and Video
  • Uploading images
  • Adding an image to a page
  • Using image renditions on publishing sites
  • Editing an image rendition
  • Creating a new rendition
  • Uploading videos
  • Displaying a video from SharePoint
  • Embedding an external video
7. Customizing a Composed Look
  • Diving into composed looks
  • Installing the SharePoint Color Palette tool
  • Installing SharePoint Designer
  • Creating a custom color palette
  • Adding the custom palette to the Theme Gallery
  • Creating a custom composed look
8. Using HTML in SharePoint
  • Understanding the Design Manager
  • Mapping a network drive
  • Loading assets into the Master Page Gallery
  • Creating a master page from an HTML design
  • Modifying the master page
  • Using the Snippet Gallery
  • Publishing a master page
  • Assigning a master page
  • Creating a design package (WSP)
  • Next steps

Taught by

Gini von Courter

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