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

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5

Using the Design Manager to Start a Design in SharePoint

What’s In This Chapter

1. Understanding the Design Manager

2. Converting an HTML file to a SharePoint Master Page

3. Using the Snippet Gallery

4. Creating a Page Layout using the Design Manager

5. Publishing and Applying Your Master Page

6. Creating and Importing a Design Package

The reason you picked up this book and have made it this far is to learn how to make SharePoint look, well, not like SharePoint. You’ve learned what it means to brand SharePoint, some of the basics of SharePoint branding, and how to actually use SharePoint. You’ve gone through the planning process and created your design. This is where things get interesting! In this chapter, you will learn how to turn all your hard work, planning, and HTML design into a SharePoint site using the Design Manager.

Introducing Design Manager

First things first: What exactly is the Design Manager? If you skipped over Chapter 2, “SharePoint Overview,” here’s a brief refresher. The Design Manager is a new addition to SharePoint 2013 publishing sites. At its most basic level, the Design Manager is essentially a central hub for helping designers create and apply SharePoint branding. This can be accomplished by creating a blank master page that can be edited later or by converting an existing HTML file into a master page. There’s a little more to it than that, which you learn as you dig deeper into each step in the process, but that is the main purpose.

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