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One aspect of building a website, especially in SharePoint, that doesn't necessarily get a lot of thought is how the site will look on different devices. Almost everyone nowadays has a laptop and a phone and probably an iPad too. So what happens if they want to look at their SharePoint site to do something from a device that isn't a computer or laptop? How will the site look on the device? Will it just be the same computer browser version that will require the user to scroll all around the page and zoom in just to do anything?
With responsive branding, a SharePoint site can resize and look good on any device. Responsive branding eliminates the need to build multiple versions of the same page for different devices. With a few prebuilt pages that have custom branding in them, you'll barely have to worry about making the site look good on other devices.
What this boils down to is a design first approach to customizing SharePoint to be easy for users to use and navigate. In fact, SimpleSharepoint has developed many navigation add-ons for SharePoint to make it more user friendly, you can find them here.
This blog post provides design guidance for responsive design using a very popular framework called Bootstrap. You can use a number of different frameworks, but for SharePoint, we found this one to be most compatible and easy to maintain.
Each page type in the SharePoint authoring experience can have its own rules for how it applies the responsive grid. This is to ensure that each page looks great, regardless of what device it's designed for, and that the experience is optimized for that environment. The basic grid in the SharePoint desktop experience is a 12-column structure. The number of columns and gutter width adjust based on the screen width. The below illustration shows the layouts and how they are linked together in a heirachy:
Here are some quick pro-tips on using this framework on your SharePoint site:
Ready to dig in? More info on this add-on can be found here: Bootstrap
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