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Monkey Bytes - SharePoint 2010 calendar (colors)

Written By: Virgil Carroll
Posted: 11/15/2010

As a continuation of my first video blog around some of the newer features on the SharePoint 2010 calendar, I wanted to post another one with a focus on using colors to improve usability. Some of the things I will be looking at in this video are:

  • Why the default calendar is nice, but not the best solution for user experience
  • Using color to differentiate this information from that
  • Using colors to make your calendar more aesthetically appealing
  • Magazines do a great job of using colors and styles to improve readability
  • Some of the out-of-the-box colors don't provide the best contrast
  • In SharePoint 2010 you can override the out-of-the-box colors
  • What you do NOT want to do with color schemes and why
  • Using custom colors (SharePoint Designer)

Look for our next post on how to create custom colors for your SharePoint Calendar!

Monkey Bytes - SharePoint 2010 Calendar (colors)

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More About Virgil

Virgil Carroll is the owner and president of High Monkey – based in Minneapolis Minnesota. Virgil also wears the multiple ‘hats’ of Principle Human Solutions Architect and SharePoint Architect.

Virgil is one of those rare individuals who can dive deep into technical topics while speaking clearly to the business owners of a project and never forgetting that the end user experience has the highest priority. He calls it using both sides of his brain. Virgil is passionate about leveraging technologies ‘out of the box’ as much as possible with a focus on the strategic use of content to create websites that deliver the right content to the right audience on the right device at the right time. Virgil brings high energy, an ironic wit, and a sense of grounded perspective whenever he speaks to an audience. Virgil regularly speaks at conferences and user groups throughout the United States and occasionally in Europe.

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