Building a grid system in the past had a lot to do with math. Luckily, implementing a grid system has dramatically changed over the last years. You don’t rely on any framework such as Fluent UI to get your things done right.
SharePoint also has a concept of single part app pages. This page type gives you an entirely blank canvas, enabling the full potential and possibilities for an application. It also comes without any grid system, but this is something we can address.
In one of the latest design iterations, the site logo has changed to incorporate the new Fluent UI design. The site logo has now rounded borders. Let’s do a quick design review of how this work or don’t work for some companies.
In the end, you will learn a trick on how to revert the changes, Microsoft did on the logo.
Track down fonts rendered on a web site sometimes can be challenging. Reply purely on the font family is not a safe bet. The network trace only shows that the font has been downloaded but not that it will be used and applied correctly.
Luckily, the latest versions of all major Browser offer now especially support that makes it easier to identify the real applied font. Besides, never trust what you see in the Browser; it might be something that sits only on your client. [Read more]
This time we take a look at the fundamentals on the page and text layout on modern SharePoint pages in communication sites. The text layout is the essential design element on web sites and the intranet. 95% of a current information system is base on just text.
First, let us define some basics on typography on the web to have a better understanding later on the available layout options we currently have.
First of all, I like the new “Create a list” experience. The organisation of all the different possibilities is excellent now.
This wizard-like experience allows you to create list quickly and guides you to what you want to do. Also, it comes with great new features such as create a new plan based on existing across all site collections in your tenant.
The base idea of how it looks now is promising, but there are some design and user experience issues I like to uncover in this design review.
During development or the product design or project, you like to avoid external dependencies as much as possible to keep your code secure, reliant and consistent. With these baselines, I want to cover some aspects of Fluent UI that you should consider before adopting it. To be more specific the reason when considering Fluent UI are related to the web version.
During summer there were two great PnP Summer Camps. In the second edition, I had the opportunity to demonstrate a cool looking web part. A web part that allows the user to edit the content directly on the page. Similar to the out of the box web parts but with a big difference. All the edit capability don’t use any fancy third party library. [Read more]
I case you are working with photos; it is obvious to have these pictures full-sized in your SharePoint. Sometimes it makes sense to handle images that should land, for example, on a communication site with a little bit more care. Especially when you are dealing not with photos but with illustrations.
Sometimes you don’t like to have a background on your images. Let me show you why.