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Sharepoint 2007: Custom Skinning

July 2, 2008

Recently, we had to create a custom theme skin for a site. Basically, we changed the style from this (the homepage) to this (the school’s page).

Creating a theme for Sharepoint isn’t like conventional CSS. It feels a lot more like a hot fix — a lot of overriding of styles with !important. If you want to try this yourself, the only recommendation I can make is to try and work backwards – take the existing theme from a page and modify it. The other thing that was essential for me was the Web Developer Toolbar in Firefox. Control+Shift+Y lets you mouse over any element and see all the classes and IDs that apply to that element as well as all its parents. It also lets you trace the elements down to the current one.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 2, 2008 6:47 pm

    Thanks !

  2. August 18, 2008 5:14 am

    Your blog is interesting!

    Keep up the good work!

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