Tracy van der Schyff

Facilitating The Evolution of Human Capabilities


User Interfaces

Using On Page Anchors in #Office365 #SharePoint Online

On Page Anchors for #SharePoint Pages has arrived! This is a welcome new addition to new Modern SharePoint features for sure. Anchors are used to navigate the user to a specific place on the current page (headers). This really helps... Continue Reading →

The lighter side of Microsoft #22: Design Principles

So you're creating sites, libraries and lists in SharePoint, building some cool stuff on Wiki Pages / Web Part Pages? Guess what Cupcake?! You're a developer. Just because some really clever people worked super hard and pre-built all the code... Continue Reading →

The lighter side of Microsoft #21: SharePoint Wiki Pages with clickable Metro tiles

Just having some fun today with racing flags and angry birds. In this post I'll recap on changing the background image on a SharePoint page, adding clickable metro tile icons and removing the transparent page overlay. Time to build: Approximately... Continue Reading →

The lighter side of Microsoft #18: Image maps in SharePoint 2013

For any SharePoint lover (who like me cannot code from scratch to save their life), the loss of the Designer View in SharePoint (Designer) 2013 was devastating, to say the least. A bit like the Matrix without the sunglasses. I... Continue Reading →

The lighter side of Microsoft #5: Be more creative with Microsoft Office

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while” – Steve Jobs... Continue Reading →

Empowering stuff for great people #3 – The (dying) Art of Eloquence

I’m always nagging my students about taking the time when “expressing” themselves. Writing emails, creating documents, presentations AND YES – building SharePoint solutions. It’s important that they understand that their ‘words’ speak on their behalf, when they’re not around to... Continue Reading →

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