SharePoint Customization

For what seems like years I pushed and I pushed. And then finally one day it happened. Shane started blogging. These days, I seem to spend more time reading his posts than I do writing my own and I couldn’t be happier. For years, people we know laughed at the fact we could sit in the same house or office and speak to each other via IM. These days, I can just leave a comment or trackback on his blog if I approve of something he writes. :-)

Today he had a couple of good posts that I wanted to point to:

Earlier this week he wrote a post on how you can create a custom theme for a WSS site. He has done similar posts in the past, including one where he gave a link where you can download a theme for your own site. Today he wrote about a great tip for displaying your company’s logo on a WSS site without using Frontpage. The beauty of this approach is that A) you don’t have to play around with ghosting / unghosting B) your edits will carry on throughout your site because you are using the theme versus a hard coded edit.

Another post was in reference to some quality time he spent this weekend with our nephew Arnold. It cracked me up because it shows no matter what he is doing…he is obsessed with usability. He does raise an interesting point however. Watching a three year old that cannot read navigate very swiftly through 6-7 unique websites to successfully locate a new Sharkboy and Lavagirl wallpaper for his sister’s desktop is very impressive. Even more so when he finishes the process by right clicking and selecting Set as Background.

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One Response to SharePoint Customization

  1. Randy Schmidt says:

    I am very new to SharePoint (3 days) and have been tasked with building an Intranet for our site. The first thing i am trying to figure out is how to modify the Quick Launch bar to show links to my subsites instead of to list, pictures, and such. If you have a moment available, could you please point me in the right direction on how to create a custom quick launch bar?

    Sincerely,
    Lost & Confused