SharePoint Online Branding

Audience:End User / Power User
Duration:1.00 day(s)

 

Price: £650.00

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SharePoint Online has changed a lot over the past few years and in an evergreen world of regularly updated platforms it is important to adhere to best practices. When it comes to branding SharePoint, many of the old methods of customising SharePoint are no longer valid and a range of new skills are required to make changes that are in keeping with the sites modern look. In this course we will show you how to brand the look of your modern SharePoint Online sites using a variety of out of the box and code orientated techniques alongside managing a consistent deployment of your brand.

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Course Syllabus

SharePoint Online has changed a lot over the past few years and in an evergreen world of regularly updated platforms it is important to adhere to best practices. When it comes to branding SharePoint, many of the old methods of customising SharePoint are no longer valid and a range of new skills are required to make changes that are in keeping with the sites modern look. In this course we will show you how to brand the look of your modern SharePoint Online sites using a variety of out of the box and code orientated techniques alongside managing a consistent deployment of your brand.

Audience

The audience of this course are individuals who are using modern SharePoint Online team sites and communications sites and are looking at applying their business/organisational branding to one or more sites.

Prerequisites

We expect the attendees of this course to have experience managing a site in SharePoint Online, creating sites, apps and working with content in a site. You are not required to have any knowledge of application development, code-based languages or use of command line tools.


Module List

Module 1

Branding in SharePoint Online

Module 2

Managing modern themes

Module 3

Creating custom themes

Module 4

Customising lists and libraries


Module 1: Branding in SharePoint Online

The story of SharePoint alone is a complex one. SharePoint has a lengthy history with many versions hosted on local IT servers and global cloud services. This evolution from on-premises to cloud has guided the visual appearance and functionality of SharePoint. So, understanding its history is essential for appreciating the diverse options for customising SharePoint’s interface.
In this module we will journey through the product’s rich history, leading us to understanding the biggest impact on branding which was the move from the older classic user interface to the modern interface. You will also learn that although there are some changes that you can make in the web browser, you may also require a complement of free applications to aid your efforts.

Topics Covered

 

A history of branding in SharePoint

SharePoint’s journey to the cloud

What is SharePoint

A change in best practices

How was SharePoint branded in the past?

Modern vs classic

Publishing sites and master pages

What tools may you need?

SharePoint Designer

Understanding your company branding

Live SharePoint publishing sites

 



Module 2: Managing modern themes

In this module our focus is on out of the box updates in SharePoint Online for those with branding in mind. When we refer to out of the box, we are talking about the menus and options available within the product for making changes without relying on additional tools. These range from local changes that impact your site to hub sites which allow your changes to impact all sites connected to the hub. Not only that, we can also make changes in the admin center of your Office 365 tenant, to implement an organisation brand.

Topics Covered

 

Upgrading from classic to modern

Footers

Changing themes in team and communication sites

Deploying themes with the hub site

Adding site logos

Setting up hub sites

Headers

Connecting to hub sites

Mega menus and cascading menus

Set up an organisational custom theme

Background images

 

 


Module 3: Creating custom themes

In our previous module we explored elements of a SharePoint Online site that could be customised without the need for additional tools. Although there was an array of settings that customise the theme and navigation for your site, we could not pick specific colours. We were only able to select from 12 available colours, which may not align to your branding.
In this module we will be showcasing the tools that can be used to customise the branding of a SharePoint site even further. Again, our focus is on the modern features in SharePoint, and we will be using SharePoint Designer 2013, the SharePoint Online Management Shell and Site Designs to customise SharePoint and propagate these changes.


Topics Covered

 

Using SharePoint Designer with modern pages

An overview of the theme designer

SharePoint Designer 2013 prerequisites

Exporting your new theme

Navigating SharePoint Designer

Deploying themes using PowerShell

Connecting to sites and pages

Connect to SharePoint and sign in

Updating modern pages

Deploying and removing a custom theme

Using the theme designer

Applying themes with Site Designs

 


Module 4: Customising lists and libraries

In our last module we will be focusing on how our branding can be applied to the working areas of SharePoint, lists and libraries, known collectively as apps. Although your site theme will brand these apps, there are further methods that can be used to conditionally colour code content in an app and even brand their data input forms.

Topics Covered

 

Introducing JSON to lists and libraries

Schemas and branding

Using design mode

Create clickable actions

How to apply formatting to columns

How to add icons

Format choices

Customising people and hover cards

Conditional formatting

Further samples

Format views

Using Power Apps in lists and libraries

Using branding with formatting

Create a new form

Using advanced mode

Brandable elements

Sample JSON code segments

Removing a custom form

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