Starter Master Pages – SharePoint 2016

Starter Master Pages - SharePoint 2016
Well it’s that time again, a new version of SharePoint is about to be released for general availability, and with that I have some new starter master pages for you to use for custom branding! https://github.com/rdrisgill/sharepoint-starter-masterpages If you haven’t used my starter master pages in the past, the TLDR is that they can be used to apply custom UI / branding to SharePoint sites. They make the job easier than if you just start by editing one of the default Microsoft master pages because I have spaced and tabbed them out nicely, included readable comments for what I think each section does, and stripped out any of the extraneous styling and formatting needed to support the default SharePoint layout. If you HAVE used my starter master pages in the past, a few things have changed, most importantly I’m moving them to GitHub for this release and I’m hoping everyone in the community can help test ...

SharePoint Online Doc Lib UI Update April 2016 – Impact on Custom Branding? 6

SharePoint Online Doc Lib UI Update April 2016 - Impact on Custom Branding?
As many of you may be aware, Microsoft pushed out a UI update for Document Libraries in Office 365 SharePoint Online last week. Of course my first thought is to wonder how this impacts the custom branding story. Let’s find out together! Note: I have an obnoxious theme applied with Oslo master page just to put this through the paces… no commenting on how ugly it is! First let’s look at how the new update reveals itself in SPO. I assume you need to have First Release turned on in order to even see this: Check out that snazzy banner! It’s worth noting that if you have a custom master page installed you will need to have <div id=”pageStatusBar”></div> in said master page before you will see the banner. When you click “Check it out” you will be presented with a new modern UI experience with a new clean layout and the ability to switch on a ...