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Session Overview SharePoint MVP, Marc Anderson, will introduce you to the possibilities of design and customization in SharePoint 2013. Tour the newest interface features, learn best practices, and discover exciting new ways to interact with your SharePoint 2013 environment. While we can still implement designs in SharePoint 2013 the “old way” we’re used to, there are new capabilities that can make the process easier for both designers who are very familiar with SharePoint and those designers who have never worked with SharePoint. We’ll look at the new Design Manager capabilities and learn how to create and integrate Master pages, Display Templates, and Page Layouts. Not only does the Design Manager make it easier to create new designs for SharePoint from scratch, it can also help you manage your existing designs after an upgrade. The Design Manager even allows designers to use the tools they know and love like Dreamweaver, Photoshop, or any other HTML editor.
But What Is Design? de·sign /dɪˈzaɪn/ [dih-zahyn] verb (used with object) 1. to prepare the preliminary sketch or the plans for (a work to be executed), especially to plan the form and structure of: to design a new bridge. 2. to plan and fashion artistically or skillfully. 3. to intend for a definite purpose: a scholarship designed for foreign students. 4. to form or conceive in the mind; contrive; plan: The prisoner designed an intricate escape. 5. to assign in thought or intention; purpose: He designed to be a doctor. 6. Obsolete. to mark out, as by a sign; indicate. verb (used without object) 7. to make drawings, preliminary sketches, or plans. 8. to plan and fashion the form and structure of an object, work of art, decorative scheme, etc. Definition from Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/designhttp://dictionary.reference.com/browse/design
But wait… Noun 9. an outline, sketch, or plan, as of the form and structure of a work of art, an edifice, or a machine to be executed or constructed. 10. organization or structure of formal elements in a work of art; composition. 11. the combination of details or features of a picture, building, etc.; the pattern or motif of artistic work: the design on a bracelet. 12. the art of designing: a school of design. 13. a plan or project: a design for a new process. 14. a plot or intrigue, especially an underhand, deceitful, or treacherous one: His political rivals formulated a design to unseat him. 15. designs, a hostile or aggressive project or scheme having evil or selfish motives: He had designs on his partner's stock. 16. intention; purpose; end. 17. adaptation of means to a preconceived end.
Form vs. Function The Form v Function Ratio by Dan Antion http://www.aiim.org/community/blogs/expert/The-Form-v-Function-Ratiohttp://www.aiim.org/community/blogs/expert/The-Form-v-Function-Ratio
What’s theSolution? SharePoint Use SharePoint as an out-of-box application whenever possible - We designed the new SharePoint UI to be clean, simple and fast and work great out-of-box. We encourage you not to modify it which could add complexity, performance and upgradeability and to focus your energy on working with users and groups to understand how to use SharePoint to improve productivity and collaboration and identifying and promoting best practices in your organization. “The New SharePoint” by Jeff Teper on the Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/BlogPost.aspx?pID=1012http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/blog/Pages/BlogPost.aspx?pID=1012
Design Manager Requirements Design Manager is only available with Publishing Features activated, thus SharePoint Server only Site Collection Site
Design Manager Trick Create a new Site Collection for design work Activate the Site Collection Feature: SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure Activate the site feature: SharePoint Server Publishing Do your design work in that Site Collection with Design Manager Copy design artifacts into your core Site Collection or deploy per your governance model Caveat: Some adaptation is required
Image Renditions Requirement The Blob Cache must be enabled in IIS Configure cache settings for a web application in SharePoint Server 2013 Configure cache settings for a web application in SharePoint Server 2013