Develop the site design in SharePoint 2013
Find links to information about using Design Manager and implementing a design for your SharePoint 2013 site.
Last modified: May 03, 2013
Applies to: Office 365 | SharePoint Server 2013
If you want your SharePoint 2013 site to represent your organization's brand and not "look like SharePoint," you can create a custom design and use Design Manager to achieve that goal. Design Manager is a feature in SharePoint 2013 that makes it easier to create a fully customized, pixel-perfect design while using the web-design tools that you're already familiar with. Design Manager is a publishing feature that is available in publishing sites in both SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365. You can also use Design Manager to brand the public-facing website in Office 365.
For more information about using Design Manager to customize your sites, see the following articles and their subtopics:
Overview of Design Manager in SharePoint 2013 : Get an overview of using Design Manager to brand your SharePoint 2013 site. Design Manager is a publishing feature that is available in publishing sites in both SharePoint Server 2013 and Office 365.
Overview of the SharePoint 2013 page model : Learn about the revised page model—including master pages and page layouts—redesigned for SharePoint 2013.
Master pages, the Master Page Gallery, and page layouts in SharePoint 2013 : Find links to information about using Design Manager to work with master pages, page layouts, and display templates in publishing sites in SharePoint 2013.
SharePoint 2013 Design Manager branding and design capabilities : Find links to information about using Design Manager branding and design capabilities in SharePoint 2013.