SharePoint 2013 has a brand new graphical interface inspired by the Windows 8 ‘Modern UI’ look. That doesn’t stop clients occasionally asking for tweaks and improvements and these can be particularly important when trying to develop systems that match existing corporate brand guidelines.
Apart from the great SharePoint branding & design team here at BrightStarr, we have also come to rely on a number of really useful tools. So we thought we would share some of them with you. Let us know if you find any of these useful:
1. Adobe Photoshop
It is an obvious choice, but that is because it has consistently been the tool of choice for design professionals for longer than we can remember. Few designers would consider leaving home without it and we concur. Essential.
Many interface designers make the mistake of reinventing the wheel. We use Patternry to check out great existing UI patterns. Users won't thank you for recreating an interface element that has already been done before (and possibly better). Sites like this help you focus on the problems that need solving.
A wireframe is often as important as a graphic design. Balsamiq is one tool in what is now a very crowded market, but it has a loyal user base for a very good reason – it is a simple lightweight tool that just works.
If you want more hands on help with your SharePoint Branding and Design get in touch as we have the specialist experience to help you bring your brand to life on SharePoint.