jQuery Collapsable Quick Launch – Plugin Update & Cookie States & 2013 Compatibility

Overview

Christmas is nearly with us and it has been a long while since my last post. To try and give some people a little Christmas cheer I am releasing part one of my new set of jQuery plugins for many of my Quick Tips that I have posted. Today’s update is to the ability for a user to hide / show the Quick Launch menu. Although the previous version worked well, there were a number of requests for new functionality which I have integrated into my new version. The new version also makes configuration MUCH easier and friendlier for non-techy types.

New Features:

  • Plug-in Architecture based on jQuery Boilerplate
  • Ability to set default state of the Quick launch (HideOnDefault)
  • Quick launch state is now saved across page views using Cookies. This can be turned off.
  • Re-written code.
  • Fully configurable for various scenarios (Have tested on OOTB & Custom Masterpages)
  • 2013 Compatible. I can confirm the plug-in works on the OOTB Seattle.master with no code changes (only plug-in configuration).

How to use:

The quick launch plug-in can be used and applied as follows:

Options:

The following default options are available:

No CSS is required for the plugin and the main plugin selector should be the side navigation div that you are hiding. So in the case of SharePoint 2010 this will be “#s4-leftpanel”

Full Usage (2010 / 2013)

2010 Full Usage (OOTB Masterpage)

2013 Full Usage (OOTB Masterpage)

Hope you enjoy this plug in and as always if you have any issues please let me know.

Download

Developer Version : jQuery.LISP.quicklaunch.js

MinifiedVersion : jQuery.LISP.quicklaunch.min.js

Starter Masterpage for SharePoint 2013

Just a quick note to say that Randy Disgill has released his Starter Masterpages as a Haloween Treat.  You can view his blog post here: http://blog.drisgill.com/2012/10/sharepoint-2013-starter-master-pages.html.  If you want to jump straight to the Codeplex site to grab them then please follow this link. http://startermasterpages.codeplex.com/

I will be starting creating my Metro Masterpage for 2013 soon for all those who want it.

SharePoint 2013 Masterpage for SharePoint 2010 – Sandbox Solution

2010-2013

Overview

After some additional tweaking the the design and trying to match the functionality of the SharePoint 2013 interface as much as i could, a SharePoint 2013 masterpage is now ready for testing by my blog visitors.  The SharePoint 2013 Masterpage for 2010 has the following features:

  • SharePoint Sandbox Solution – Office 365 Compatible
  • Custom Site Actions Menu Link
  • “Focus on Content” – hide site navigation to allow user to focus on content only
  • Get the SharePoint 2013 interface without having to upgrade :)

As with my previous solutions they are all available via Codeplex and should you have any positive comments please leave them either here or on codeplex.

Thanks and I hope you all enjoy.

Download

Download the WSP from our codeplex site: http://lifeinsharepoint.codeplex.com/

Screenshots

Custom Homepage

OOTB 2010 Blank Site

OOTB 2010 Blog Site

OOTB 2010 Team Site

OOTB 2010 Team Site – Navigation Hidden

Custom 2010 Site Actions Menu

 

SharePoint 2013 Masterpage for SharePoint 2010 – Sneak Peek

Following on from the success and well received Metro Masterpage, I have decided to start building a SharePoint 2010 masterpage copying the SharePoint 2013 design.  This will enable those who want it to make your SharePoint “look” like 2013 even if the rest is the same.  Below is a screenshot of my current progress and if there is enough positive feedback / requests for this masterpage I will try to get it on codeplex as soon as I can.

Let me know your thoughts.

 

SharePoint 2013 Webinar – Ideas & Suggestions

…an update

Its been well over a month since my last post and after some much needed holiday after a seriously busy period I will be able to get back to updating the Metro Masterpage, releasing a MySite Metro Layout and releasing some new SharePoint 2013 content.  As part of my new content search, I will be creating and setting up some SharePoint 2013 Webinars which will be run through the company I work for (ICS Solutions Ltd).  These Webinars are intended to be more technical than most (although there may be an overview session to start with).  So this is an open call for all visitors to my blog to help come up with some suggestions to what direction they would like to see the Webinars go.  Some ideas that I have on the topics that may be covered are as follow.

  • WCM – SharePoint Web Content Mangement in SharePoint 2013
  • Design Manager / SharePoint 2013 Masterpage customisation – Create great new designs in SharePoint 2013
  • Content Search WebPart Configuration / Customisation
  • Whats new in Visual Studio 2013 for SharePoint 2013 and App Development
  • SharePoint 2013 App Development – Suggestions for an App you would like to see would be great.

These are only some initial ideas that I have on a series of Webinars that will be created over the coming months.  If you like, hate, or have some other great suggestions please let me know.  Once again thank you for all the positive comments I have been receiving regarding the Metro Masterpage which has had over 6000 downloads so far across various versions and thanks to all those who have spotted bugs, as I have tried my best to resolve as many as possible.

Watch this space for some great new content coming soon :)