Design, UX and UI in your intranet
It goes without saying that your new intranet should be decked out in your company’s branding, but it’s also important to create a good, intuitive user experience and come up with a functional design. These are things that we always focus on in our projects. Your staff should feel comfortable using the applications. And with user interface design, too, form follows function. More than anything, it’s great usability that makes an interface beautiful. So we always focus on usability, or on software ergonomics, because it’s no good having a great aesthetic if it’s not easy to use.
Design options in SharePoint
When it comes to design, the main difference is that you can adapt master pages, create your own page layouts and use your own CSS. So, in the classic SharePoint view, you can customize it down to the last detail and change the position of elements such as navigation. In modern SharePoint, you can only customize via themes and by creating your own SPFx web parts. With themes, you only change certain slots in SharePoint based on a set theme or colour selection. This has no influence on the font colour or the background colour, and you can’t change all areas that way. We can also make further individual adjustments to logo, fonts, icons and other elements as part of the project, as far as technically possible. However, we can only ensure the design matches your corporate identity completely by using web parts we have developed ourselves. Our aim is always to work as much as possible in the standard system, so we can provide you with swift and simple solutions. But we can also build fully custom-designed intranets to meet your requirements. We’ll draw on our expertise to help you find the best solution for your needs.