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Virtual Learning Platforms Thread, Create my own Sharepoint Theme in Technical; Evening, ok so we have been discussing more about our new VLE, i have been asked the question "Can we ...
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    Create my own Sharepoint Theme

    Evening,

    ok so we have been discussing more about our new VLE, i have been asked the question "Can we design our own school theme for sharepoint?", i said yes we could but i would have to find out how.. which is why i am here

    We have sims.net webparts, that site is designed around sharepoint as some of you may know, now they have made there own themes for sharepoint so i know it can be done

    Does anyone know how to do it (the best/easy way)?

    Is it just as easy as getting a theme thats already done, coping the folder and editing the files in there and then re-uploading it?

    Will Sharepoint Designer have to be used?

    Does anyone already have a Personal Theme that i could have a look at

    Any help would be greatly appriciated

    Thanks

    James

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    As far as I know you wouldnt need to use Sharepoint designer and I think it would be as easy as taking an existing theme and editing its files and re uploading.

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    Thought so, just cant seem to find where the themes are stored on my test server.. :|

    Where are they hiding?

    James.

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    Depending on how ambitious you want to be, you might want to look at a codeplex tool.

    SharePoint Branding Tool (Themes, Master pages, Site Logos...) - Home

    Handles a lot of the basic, but tedious coding parts of designing a theme for Sharepoint.

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    I think they may be stored in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\THEMES

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    Quote Originally Posted by My220x View Post
    I think they may be stored in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\THEMES
    I went for that as that is what google came up with, get as far as Web Server Extentions and after that the Dir dont match. :S

    @jamesb thanks for that link, i have been on codeplex but will have a look at the page you sent.

    Ta

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    Maybe pulling apart an existing theme

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Maybe pulling apart an existing theme
    Yup that was the plan if i could find where they were located :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by My220x View Post
    I think they may be stored in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\THEMES
    I haven't attempted to change ours yet, but i've just checked and ours can be found in the above location.

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    Oh right strange.. hmm.. considering this is the MS downloadable test VM that i am using thought it would match up with what there site and everyone else says. obv not

    Ok when i get back to work on monday will have to check in that location..

    Its not something that has to be done straight away, but would be nice to have a play until i get round to doing ours properly

    Thanks for your help so far guys

    EDIT: Ok actually found them now! used my brain which i should of done at the start and just did a search for one of the themes. will see what me and MSD can do with them now lol. hmm god help my sharepoint setup :P think it will need him by the time i have finished
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    Ok thats going to be harder then i thought, going to take a while to get my head around that. anyway

    Next question

    This theme (below) i have notcied to be used on various school site's the top bar is the eye catching part. does anyone no where i can grab it from or is it something that your doing in SPD?
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    I'm going to do a how to on customising your sharepoint early next month. Look out for a post on when it is.

    I have a license to Microsoft Live Meeting and can use this to show you. It will how ever be for WSS3/MOSS

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    Forgot to say

    Here is a really good site for your customisation of your CSS for 2007.

    HeatherSolomon.com - SharePoint 2007 CSS Reference Chart

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    Thank Apearce, i will look out for that.

    James.

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    We've done all our customising with Masterpages and custom CSS rather than by theme. Have a look at my blog for some screenies. The best thing to do is have a trawl of the net, see something you like and adapt. Starting from scratch would make my head hurt!!

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