Tendance – Free SharePoint 2010 Theme
We’re always excited when we release a new free SharePoint theme for you guys, so here it is: Tendance! The theme features a modern, simple and light design. We like to keep it simple and elegant. This work is licensed Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. You may modify the theme as you wish at your own risk. However, it is forbidden to sell or redistribute the theme without TopSharePoint.com permission.
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– CSS based
– One master page and two page layouts provided
– Slider powered by hSlides on the homepage
– Top and left dynamic navigation
– Ideal for 1024×768 screen resolution
– Suitable for small SharePoint 2010 Publishing Sites
To enable Tendance theme for SharePoint 2010 Publishing Site follow these simple steps.
Download the Tendance.zip file and extract the files.
After unzipping the file you will see one folder called Tendance with three folders under it:
MasterPages folder contains two masterpages. Main master page Tendance.master, the general master page used across the site and the search master page Tendance-search.master. Import Tendance.master into “Master Page” site objects in SharePoint Designer. I will talk about Tendance-search.master later.
Page Layouts folder contains two custom page layouts created for this theme. Both page layouts allows you to display the left navigation and other custom functions. Tendance-Home.aspx will be used for the homepage and Tendance.aspx for the rest of the site. Import these custom page layouts into “Page Layouts” site objects in SharePoint Designer.
And finally, the third folder called Tendance contains a css folder, images folder and html folder.
Place the Tendance folder under your site root. Make sure Network and Network Service accounts have read permissions on this folder.
Once all the files are put into place, it is time to set the Tendance.master as the default master page.
Go to your site homepage and click on Site Actions >> Site Settings.
Under “Look and Feel” click on “Master page” and under Site Master Page select Tendance.master and click OK.
Go back to the Site Settings and click on “Page layouts and site templates”. Make sure you have the “(Article Page) Tendance-Home” and “(Article Page) Tendance” on the right side pane for Page Layouts.
Go to your site and edit all the pages to inherit the custom page layout “Tendance”.
Now, we need to take care of the homepage.
Go to the homepage >> Site Action >> Edit Page >> Page tab >> Page Layout >> Select Tendance-Home page layout.
Next, click on “Add a Web Part” >> under Categories select “Media and Content” >> under Web Parts >> Page Viewer >> Click Add button.
Edit the newly added Page Viewer web part and type this path in the Link textbox /Tendance/html/Tendance.htm. Add 530 (pixels) for the Height and 1020 (pixels) for the Width. Set Chrome Type to None and click OK. Next, make sure you see the Page Viewer web part populated with the custom slider and Publish the page.
And finally let’s take care of the search page.
We need to change the search results page first. On the homepage go to Site Actions >> Site Settings and under “Site Collection Administration” click on “Search settings”. Under “Site Collection Search Results Page” change the default setting to “/Search/results.aspx” and click OK.
Go to SharePoint Designer and Open Site (http://yourdomain.com/Search). Under “Site Objects” click on Master Pages and import Tendance-search.master from Tendance package.
Right-click on the Tendance-search.master and pick “Set As Custom Master Page”.
And, that’s all folks! Enjoy the theme and if you like it (or not) leave us a comment. It does help us to improve the next themes. If you would like to show your appreciation buy me a beer!
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