Category Archives: "How-Tos"

All things Microsoft UX
The UI Fabric site is all about sharing the design standards Microsoft follows for their products. You'll find fonts, icons, button styles, wireframes and code here. The item I use most frequently is the THEME GENERATOR. This tool allows you to specify primary and secondary colors, [...]
Delivering a Consolidated Snapshot from Multiple SharePoint calendars
Businesses need to share multiple types of date-based (calendar) information with their employees. Most of us have at least three categories of dates we publish to our staff. Official Company Events, such as all-employee meetings, important HR paperwork deadlines, and social events. Notices [...]
Stepping Users into SharePoint file Storage
Some users need extra time to get comfortable with the concept of managing files with metadata, rather than the detailed folder hierarchy structure we tend to have a love/hate relationship with. View Settings Options for a SharePoint Library SharePoint has added a document library view [...]
Odd Scaling that makes your Hero image go Yuck
Caution when using Jigsaw Hero images Stephen Collier has a great article that provides guidance on how to use a single image to span a multi-image Hero web part in SharePoint. He calls them "Jigsaw" images. It is one of my go-to design elements for a site's home page. It presents such a nice, [...]
How SharePoint Handles Images
In SharePoint, an image is automatically scaled and cropped to deliver the most readable view. How does this work, and how do you best select or design images to work within this automation?  We’re all familiar with the concept of responsive page design, but I doubt that many of us have [...]