The deployment of this project is pretty straight forward currently. As the project progresses (if it does) we will be providing a solution package to do most of the work.

Note: This has only been used/tested on the publishing infrastructure of SharePoint 2010. Chances are it will work just fine on a team site with publishing enabled however.

Currently deploying:

  1. Copy the MetroUI8.master file to your site collections Master page & layouts gallery. Make sure you approve and publish the file.
  2. Copy the MetroUI8.aspx (page layout. Make sure you approve and publish the file.
  3. Copy the MetroUI8.css file to your style library make note of which directly you drop it in (or if you create your own directory i.e. "custom" take note of that.)
  4. Upload a background image you want to use for the backdrop of your master page to a  specified folder (like site assets folder)
  5. Edit the master page line 25 and change the path to the MetroUI8.css file you uploaded to your style library
  6. Edit the CSS at line 17 (body class) to reference the new image file you uploaded to site assets as your background.
  7. In your "Pages" folder (or where every you've chosen to store your pages) create a new page using the MetroUI8 Layout page template.
  8. Edit the page and add your content editor web parts to each Tile location. Obviously it doesn't have to be CEWP's but thats what we've chosen to use with our tile icons.
  9. Go to site Site Actions > Site settings > Welcome page and choose the new page you've just created as your landing page.
  10. Enjoy

Developers: refer to the Developer Notes page for tips.

Last edited Jul 3, 2012 at 3:44 AM by PaulSchaeflein, version 6


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