Design Manager In SharePoint 2013 & Office 365- Part Four


Welcome to an article on the most important new functionality of SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 site which is none other than “Design Manager”.

Before reading this article, I highly recommend reading my previous parts:

  • Design Manager in SharePoint 2013 / Office 365 – Part One
  • Design Manager In SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 – Part Two
  • Design Manager In SharePoint 2013 & Office 365: Part Three

Branding is everything now among all organizations. A site should have it all to attract its users. Earlier, SharePoint designer had an extra tool to do so but now we have Design Manager right at your site collection.

You have to enable your publishing feature on your site collection and you will have a list of features available on your site settings of the site collection.

Edit Mater Pages

  • Welcome
  • Manage Device Channels
  • Upload Design Files
  • Edit Master Pages
  • Edit Display Templates
  • Edit Page Layouts
  • Publish and Apply Design
  • Create Design Package

All the above have awesome functionalities which will help you to do a lot of things with your master pages, page layouts, html and CSS files all in here.

In this article we will start off with the fourth configuration “Edit Mater Pages”.

Edit Mater Pages:

Design manager

Here under Edit Mater Pages, you have two functionalities.

  1. Convert an HTML file to a SharePoint master page.
  2. Create a minimal master page.

Convert an HTML file to a SharePoint master page

Here under Convert an HTML file to a SharePoint master page you can upload a html file which the design manager will convert  to a master page which you can use on your site.

add master page
Yes, it’s what you are thinking. When you upload the html file the Design Manager converts that file to a master page if there is no error. If they find any errors, the manager will assist you to help you understand what is causing an issue while converting and you will be able to resolve the issue thereby converting the html file to a SharePoint master page.

Create a minimal master page

When you click on, Create a minimal master page. It allows you to directly create a master page by typing in the name and you can create master page directly on one click.

Create master page

Just type in the name and the master page gets created on one click.

Isn’t it amazing!

Here we saw today an article on Design Manager in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 with the fourth configuration panel ‘Edit Master Pages’ on the list. There are more to come. Keep reading and keep learning!

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