Office Development MVP / Microsoft 365 & Azure Development

Elio Struyf is an independent Engineering Lead working for Valo Intranet, Blogger, and Speaker on a mission to share his tried-and-true wisdom with as many IT developers as possible.

Branding the Search Box in SharePoint 2013

January 15, 2013

Since SharePoint 2013 introduced the display templates, branding elements has been made a lot easier. Like for instance when you want to brand the search box on your site. In the previous versions you mostly started the job by overriding the standard CSS of SharePoint. This approach will still work, but there is now an easier way.

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Replacing the OOTB Small Search Input Box in SharePoint 2013

January 11, 2013

This week I started with a branding upgrade project from 2010 to 2013. Throughout this upgrade process I needed to customize the OOTB small search input box (the search box that is shown at the top right of the site). The requirements were the following: Changing the default text (change the “search this site” text); Allow query suggestions (this is enabled by default in 2013); Change the result page address.

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Sub-Site Theme/Composed Looks Inheritance How To

December 6, 2012

With the new theme engine from SharePoint 2013 I had a few questions about how sub-sites could inherit the theme/composed looks from the parent. Let me first start with the differences between the 2010 and 2013 theme engine. Differences between SharePoint 2010 and 2013 Theme Engine In 2010 when you uploaded a PowerPoint Theme file to the theme gallery (Site Settings > Themes), it was also available to use on all sub-sites.

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Migrating WCM Sites to SharePoint 2013 (SharePoint Conference – SPC12)

November 15, 2012

In this session we will discuss upgrade and migration strategies for taking an existing SharePoint 2010 WCM internet site and moving it to SharePoint 2013 – while taking advantage of the new features and capabilities for building web sites. We will demonstrate the common steps needed for migrating a site from 2010 to 2013 and provide a hand on demos for different site migration options.

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