SharePoint 2013 Design Manager branding and design capabilities

SharePoint 2013

Find links to information about using Design Manager branding and design capabilities in SharePoint 2013.

Last modified: May 03, 2013

Applies to: Office 365 | SharePoint Server 2013

Design Manager in SharePoint 2013 provides a new approach for designing websites. Several new branding and design-based capabilities available in Design Manager enable you to create a compelling look, feel, and behavior for your SharePoint 2013 site. Design Manager also supports importing and exporting a visual design, and can help you ensure a consistent visual experience across all device platforms in your organization.

See these articles for more information about the design and support capabilities included in Design Manager:

  • Design packages: Learn how to build and export the visual design of a SharePoint 2013 site collection as a package.

  • Device channels: With device channels in SharePoint 2013, you can render a single publishing site in multiple ways by using different designs that target different devices. Learn how to create a device channel, change a device channel, delete a device channel, and reorder device channels in SharePoint 2013.

  • Display templates: Learn about display templates, including how they relate to Search Web Parts, how the templates are structured, how to map properties and use variables and jQuery, and how to create a custom display template in SharePoint 2013.

  • Image renditions: Learn how to create, edit, or delete image renditions. An image rendition defines the dimensions that are used to display images in SharePoint publishing sites.

  • Snippets: A snippet is an HTML representation of a SharePoint component or control such as a navigation bar or a Web Part. By using the Snippet Gallery in Design Manager, you can quickly add SharePoint functionality to your HTML master page or page layout.

  • Themes: Learn about the theming experience in SharePoint 2013 and how you can use themes to customize the look and feel of sites.

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