Life In SharePoint - Metro UI Masterpage

Rating:        Based on 21 ratings
Reviewed:  17 reviews
Downloads: 15914
Released: Feb 13, 2012
Updated: May 25, 2012 by lifeinsharepoint
Dev status: Beta Help Icon

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Release Notes

So today i have released onto Codeplex a SharePoint 2010 Masterpage design which is inspired from the Metro UI of Windows 8. The design has the following features:

Fixes : Chrome Support, Wrapping Navigation, Repositioned Search Box
Liquid Layout
Cufon Integration
Jquery Accordion Quicklaunch with Sub Item Count
Full Solution with single Site Feature to activate branding (Thanks CKS:Dev Team)


I have updated the blue version with the accordion to be installable in a Sandbox Solution. Please not that with sandbox solutions you cannot use application pages therefore the configuration & theme switcher has been disabled. I will need to think of a suitable way to make changes accessible (perhaps ribbon controls)

Enjoy :)

IMPORTANT : Please can you provide bugs in the issue tracker. I have had a couple of comments mentioning issues with no further information. I cannot fix them if i do not have accurate issue details.

If you would please leave me comments be it positive or negative they are all welcome. I hope you enjoy and if you come across any bugs please let me know and i can fix them.

Reviews for this release

Your project is so beautiful.
by onlin85 on Nov 13, 2015 at 4:05 AM
by juanma16 on May 30, 2013 at 6:41 AM
Just installed, looks great, is there any support for Live Tiles?
by lelong37 on May 15, 2013 at 9:58 PM
I've installed the template, but after deployment on a Office365 it gives an error with a corresponding guid message. Also characters with for example 'é' doesn't work with your Site Title. The character doesn't show. And the Site Actions menu is black on Office365. When logged out it correctly shown.
by andrekrijnen on Dec 16, 2012 at 3:00 PM
Help (new window) Go back to site Error Error File Not Found. Troubleshoot issues with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation. Correlation ID: 5ec17944-1525-4bd5-869f-73e4332bfe19
by emadadel2008 on Dec 3, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Very nice, but it makes the mobile site look worse than it does with the default theme (I'm using SharePoint Online in Office 365).
by Jason404 on Oct 27, 2012 at 4:20 AM
good example
by volkancakar on Aug 14, 2012 at 10:28 AM
Absolutely fantastic! Had a few problems at the beginning but at the end managed to make it work.
by MrMartinM on Jul 19, 2012 at 6:27 AM
Love it. Just installed it on 365 and it looks great.
by krich82 on Jul 18, 2012 at 11:42 PM
As soon as I upload the solution and activate.. I get this error - The expression prefix 'SPUrl' was not recognized. Please correct the prefix or register the prefix in the <expressionBuilders> section of configuration. its a SharePoint 2010 Foundation site.
by bnatalie on May 1, 2012 at 3:35 PM
Great UI and was able to apply it simply by activitating solution at the top level site. But had to disable it because of the "File not found" error. Can you please tell me how to resolve this issue?
by arifm on Mar 31, 2012 at 10:07 PM
i think the ui is beatful ,i like it ,and want to try it
by zhangxu1216 on Mar 9, 2012 at 7:00 AM
Works OK on my main landing site, but on the Productivity Hub 2010 site it fails for users other than myself (admin). At first I thought it was a permissions issue, but as soon as I diactivated the solution, users got access. Error page not found pops up when enabled with a correlation ID error
by RobbieAtk on Mar 6, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Excellent work! I have only one complaint/question: I'm experiencing some problems with setting up users, since it seems like you have to have a minimum of "Hierarchy Rights" to look at sites with this masterpage - which most of my users don't have. Please proove me wrong :-)
by e_Mykle on Feb 9, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Looking good! A few minor problems but well worth a look.
by chaholl on Dec 20, 2011 at 1:56 PM
Love the look, just wish it was compatible with Office 365 SharePoint. When I try to upload the solution on Office 365 I receive an error: "This solution contains invalid markup or elements that cannot be deployed as part of a sandboxed solution." I have been able to upload other .WSP's, just imagine this one references something we're locked out of.
by BradGroux on Dec 19, 2011 at 8:49 PM
Nice clean and slick ... a few minor bugs ... but overall a great effort.
by WarrenRoscoe on Dec 6, 2011 at 10:33 PM