I have updated the area where you can see all the different images that SharePoint provides OOB. The original setup called up each image, well with a grouping of over 900 images that could be a over a meg of data, not acceptable.
So the new setup is one image showing all the individual images with the name of the file below. This will make it much faster to view the images.
Click to View SharePoint Images
Not everyone has admin access to see under the hood of SharePoint. One of those areas is the "/_layout/images/" directory where SharePoint stores its images.
My first reaction was wonderful, now I can organize and have access to all these images. Then when I realized it was 2000+ images, I took great pause. That is a lot of images to review and organize.
Here is what I am attempting, not to loose my sanity. So far I have grouped these in two ways. First, I have grouped them alphabetically. Second, I have grouped them by size of the image (Small, Medium, Large).
I have also identified which images can be found in WSS and MOSS (both) and only on MOSS (MOSS Only).
Here is a sample view:
Click to View SharePoint Images
I came across a great tool that allows you to view your SharePoint site and see the theme colors and the CSS for each and every part of your site.
So you download this application that is really an overlay to IE. Load your website in the address bar and then you are able to click on any part of SharePoint site and the the following:
- CSS Class
- Styles - The associated styles
- HTML code for the part you click on.
Here is a screen shot:
This is very nice tool to use to analyze your SharePoint theme.
You can find this software at the following link: http://www.elumenotion.com/Blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=4
Hope this helps,
I signed up for the the www.EndUserSharePoint.com
- Become Your Company’s SharePoint Superstar- session. I was looking forward to this event being put on by Mark Miller and Paul Grenier. I have been following Paul's series on JQuery and have been using his solutions at work and on this site. I was looking forward to learning more.
This event exceeded all my expectations. I learned so much and left with some very valuable tools that will be used in many of the sites that I manage.
It is clear that Mark Miller is focused on the end user and bringing solutions that any end user can use. He does a wonderful job presenting, in a way that the end user can understand and feels welcomed to interacting and asking questions. Even though there were many taking part in the event, all questions were answered and explored.
Paul provided some really valuable solutions using JQuery. He developed solutions that take no IT intervention and can be used out of the box by adding the nicely put together Web Parts. We left with web parts that can do the following:
- Accordion QuickLaunch - This provides a way for the QuickLaunch groups to expand and collapse. Cleaner look.
- List Tip - This is like a tool tip, but show all the fields for the list item. You get to preview all the data for that item with out having to click and open a new page, awesome!!
- Document Tip - This is the same as List Tip, but does it for document libraries. View all the metadata with out having to click view properties. Again, awesome.
- Enhanced Gantt - This makes the standard Garnett view something useful. You now can view the Gantt view in a larger view to see all items and bars and you get the list tip feature so the details of the item pop up. Another awesome solution!!
- Expand/Collapse Groups - This adds a "+" and "-" to the Tool Bar to make it easy to expand or collapse all groups. Works wonders.
- Manually Resize Web Parts - This one is allows you to resize a Web Part on the fly, cool.
- Preview Pane - Now this one got a lot of praise. Imagine having a preview pain on the page so that you can see all the details of a calendar item, task list or issues list, and you can have all those lists on the same page and the one preview pain will show any of the lists you hover over!! Brilliant.
- QuickLaunch Manager - Cool web part that allows you to make aspects of the QuickLaunch disappear or have the whole thing disappear.
Combine Mark and Paul's great skills and what you get is a very informative meeting with tools that you can use for every day problems. If you cannot tell I am sold on what Mark and Paul are doing. Their site www.endusersharepoint.com
is a very informative site and they combine it with great events. This event was a wonderful value at only $59 and was worth every penny.
I highly recommend that you take part in the event they have, you will leave with everyday solutions.
I will be adding these solution to this site over time. To start off with I have added Document Tip to my front page. Check it out: www.bitsofsharepoint.com
There was a question on www.endusersharepoint.com
stump the Panel about how to print a list of issues one issue on a page. This got me to thinking about the solutions that are out there and how I would solve this problem. I decided to put together a list of solutions that I know of for printing.
I have three solutions. The first allows you to print any page with out the top portion of the page. Second is the solution that Paul Grenier (www.endusersharepoint.com
) put together to print any list on a page. And the Third is one that I put together that combined Paul's solutions and Christophe's (pathtosharepoint.wordpress.com
) solution to have a calculated column have HTML, which allows us to create a page break after each issue, thus be able to print an issue on its own page.
Welcome to BitsOfSharePoint. I have officially launched the site today and look forward to developing this site and getting feedback from you all.
Here is a short video on what my initial intention is with this site.
OK, I have been told that SharePoint Blog is not very robust and that having a Blog with the ability for others to post comments anonymously means that SPAM will be more prevalent. I have been looking for ways to help address this and I will be trying the following solution.
I will create a column in the comments list that required the poster to put in today's date. If the today's date does not equal the created date then the post will be flagged. I will have another column, a calculated column that will create the flag. If this proves to be reliable then I will setup a work flow that will delete post that do not have a matching Today column with the created date.
OK, here is one that I am thrilled to have found. Thank you to Web Borg for creating this solution and for Mike Gannotti putting this video together.
Here is the post:
Here is what it looks like. This is Mikes video, GREAT overview and fix in the video.
This was all done with Web Borg's solution and involved no server installation to do.
SharePoint blog compared to blogs like Blogger or Wordpress lack in features. I will attempt to see what can be added to the bring it closer to having the standard features found in well established blog sites.
My first order of business is to address statistics. SharePoint comes out of the box with some basic statics, but nothing like what you can get with big name blog sites.
Google has many services which are great. I just discovered the Analytics service that Google has. I will incorporate that in to this site, first putting on the blog site I have setup here under SharePoint.
I will have a series on adding it and the results of using it.
Here are some links that I have found and are using to help install this service.
How to install Google Analytics on SharePoint:
Video on how to install it on a SharePoint blog site: