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SharePoint 2013 Branding and User Interface Design by Randy Drisgill, John Ross, Paul Stubbs

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Working with the SharePoint 2013 User Interface

What’s In This Chapter

1. Using the Ribbon to Edit Pages

2. Adding Images and Embedding Videos

3. Introduction to Managed Navigation

4. Applying Themes with Composed Looks

5. Setting Master Pages

6. Working with Page Layouts

It’s hard to create a design for SharePoint without at least a basic understanding of how it works from an end-user perspective. In this chapter, you will take a quick tour of the SharePoint 2013 user interface and learn how to work with content on a page, add apps and Web Parts, and modify the navigation. Then you’ll take a look at the out-of-the-box ways to change the look and feel of your site with composed looks, master pages, and page layouts.

Page Editing and the Ribbon

If you haven’t heard of the ribbon by now, put this book down immediately and upgrade your old copy of Office 2003 to something from this decade—say, Office 2013. In short, the ribbon has been present in the Office suite of products since the 2007 release and found its way prominently into the SharePoint 2010 interface to make working with sites easier and more akin to its desktop counterparts such as Word and Excel.

The ribbon has made a triumphant return in SharePoint 2013 to continue on the legacy of its ancestors. It acts much in the same way that the ribbon acts in the Office desktop products and in SharePoint 2010, with a few refinements.

If you put a SharePoint page into edit mode you’ll see the ribbon in all its glory—providing ...

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