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SharePoint 2013 Developer, Part 09 of 15: Look and Feel

with expert Tim McCarthy

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Course at a glance

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Release date 3/18/2014
Level Advanced
Runtime 1h 24m
Closed captioning Included
Transcript Included
eBooks / courseware Included
Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code Included
Exams Included

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Course description

SharePoint provides a number of ways to change the look and feel of sites. These include very simple options like changing a site’s description, logo, and title, and setting the home page. There is also a new engine in SharePoint 2013 which relies upon CSS. There are also more traditional and complex ways to change the look and feel of a site, such as custom styles and master pages. In this course you will learn how to do each of these options except for custom master pages. You will learn to apply each of these via the browser and SharePoint Designer where applicable, and also how to apply them with features using Visual Studio.


This course assumes that students have some Web development background and some experience using Visual Studio 2012.

Learning Paths

This course will help you prepare for the following certifications and exams:
MCSD: SharePoint Applications
70-489: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Advanced Solutions
70-488: Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions

This course is part of the following LearnNowOnline SuccessPaths™:
SharePoint 2013 Developer

Meet the expert

Tim McCarthy is a senior solutions architect with Perficient who designs and builds highly scalable, layered web, desktop, and mobile applications utilizing the latest Microsoft platforms and technologies. His expertise covers a wide range of Microsoft technologies including SharePoint/Office 365, Office Apps, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Azure, .NET Framework (ASP.NET, VSTO, Workflow, WCF, WPF), SQL Server, Active Directory, MS Exchange development, and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) applications. Tim holds multiple Microsoft certifications and is a former Microsoft MVP in Solutions Architecture. He is the author of several books, has developed presentations for the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN), and has written articles for SQL Server Magazine and Windows and .NET Magazine. He has been a featured speaker at conferences, user groups, and code camps worldwide. Before becoming an application developer, Tim was an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Course outline

Look and Feel

Look and Feel (09:15)
  • Introduction (00:16)
  • Controlling Look and Feel (01:53)
  • Title,Description,and Icon (00:29)
  • Demo:Title,Descr,&Icon - brws (01:22)
  • Demo: Title,Descr,&Icon - vs (05:00)
  • Summary (00:14)
Home Page (10:51)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Home Page (00:40)
  • Home Page - continued (00:45)
  • Demo:HomePage - elements (04:46)
  • Demo:HomePage - feature (04:19)
  • Summary (00:08)
Themes (34:28)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Themes (00:50)
  • Themes - continued (00:30)
  • Applying Themes (09:39)
  • Color Palettes (00:45)
  • Font Schemes (00:42)
  • Custom Themes (01:33)
  • Demo:CustomThemes - build (03:49)
  • Demo:CustomThemes - clook 1 (04:38)
  • Demo:CustomThemes - clook 2 (04:52)
  • Demo:CustomThemes - clook 3 (01:41)
  • Demo:CustomThemes - deployed (05:04)
  • Summary (00:09)
Style Sheets (29:39)
  • Introduction (00:10)
  • Custom Styles (03:42)
  • CssRegistration and CssLink (01:32)
  • Implementing Alternate URL Demo (09:23)
  • Custom Styles and Themes (01:35)
  • ReplaceColor Annotation (01:07)
  • ReplaceBGImage Annotation (00:38)
  • ReplaceFont Annotation (00:44)
  • Creating new Style Sheet Demo (10:33)
  • Summary (00:11)