Have you Seen the SharePoint Look Book?

SharePoint sites can be so lovely and professional looking nowadays, even without and custom code at all!  I’m not very creative, so it helps me to look at existing sites, to get ideas when I’m building pages in SharePoint.  There are so many web parts available, and so many different ways that the web parts can be visually configured, it’s overwhelming!  Good news!  There’s a SharePoint look book, by Microsoft.  Don’t worry, it’s not something that needs to be installed or deployed, it’s just a reference for you, with instructions.   Each page is laid out like a diagram, with a list of all of the web parts that are used AND specifically which settings are configured.  Here’s how to get started:

Step 1: 

Go here https://lookbook.microsoft.com/

Step 2:

Scroll down and flip between the categories here, such as Organization, Department, Team, etc:

sharepoint-look-book-stunning-sites

Step 3:

Find the example site that you like.  I’ll pick the Human Resources Hub.  Expand the Web parts used section on the left.

sharepoint-human-resources-hub-site

Step 4:

On your own SharePoint site, click the New button on the homepage, and choose Page.

sharepoint-new-page-button

Step 5:

Work through the list of web parts listed on the template, on your new page.  Click the Plus icon on the page, to add each web part.

sharepoint-add-web-part

Note that it will help to have some sample content in your site.  Upload some documents and create some news posts if there aren’t any yet. 

Also, notice that above the list of web parts used, there is a list of site features to be aware of.  You can click each one to see a set of instructions regarding how to configure it.

look-book-site-features

You can also download the look book PDF (a link at the top of their site)

Also, notice that there is a button to install each template on your tenant.  This isn’t required, though.  If you’re a tenant admin, you can install each one, but if not, you can just read the list of web parts and follow my steps.

Learning how to design pages in modern SharePoint?  As part of my SharePoint power user training online, I teach a course called Site Design & Web Parts.  Check out this FREE PREVIEW OF MY COURSE.

Last year when the look book was new, I did a full hour long demo on my weekly SharePoint Power Hour:

may-2019-sharepoint-power-hour

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