PixelMill Develops Custom SharePoint Templates for University of Illinois Medical Center

DAVIS, CALIFORNIA – December 22, 2010 – Web design firm PixelMill has developed custom templates for the University of Illinois Medical Center (UIMC) in SharePoint 2010 to match the client’s branding and color requirements. The project consisted of graphical design, layout modification, and multiple custom master pages in SharePoint 2010 to match the look and feel of the external corporate website.
UIMC had purchased a SharePoint large SharePoint template package they wanted PixelMill to customize for them. Even though making changes to such large and complex templates can be more time consuming and problematic than developing a design from scratch, PixelMill was able to deliver the modified template package on time and under budget.
The PixelMill SharePoint design team provided multiple design samples for UIMC to choose from during the design phase of the project. After a design was selected, the team created multiple SharePoint 2010 master pages with slightly different branding and navigation so that UIMC could install the desired variation based on the specific sub-site.
“Our customized template package enabled UIMC to have their corporate branding on any SharePoint intranet site,” said Eric Overfield, PixelMill’s CTO. “Their doctors had a different interface from other departments, but now all of the medical center’s intranet sites can have a unified appearance.”
About University of Illinois Medical Center
Since 1869 UIMC has been moving medicine forward for the benefit of the people of Illinois. It remains among the nation’s leaders in patient care developments that are changing medicine for the better, including minimally invasive surgery, live donor transplants and patient safety. UIMC physicians consistently receive the area’s highest number of NIH funded research grants. More new physicians earn their medical degrees at UIMC than any other medical school in the country.
About PixelMill
PixelMill is a leading website and graphical design firm specializing in customer facing user interface design, website templates, and web store creation. The company has sold over 10,000 website templates, implemented SharePoint sites for Fortune 1000 businesses, and provided sales support to eBay for ProStores web stores. The company was founded in 1998 as an early pioneer in website design, and is headquartered in Davis, California.
PixelMill sells standardized templates for a variety of platforms, including SharePoint, ProStores by eBay, Expression Web Templates, FrontPage, DreamWeaver, and HTML/CSS. The firm also provides custom design and branding solutions users on both ProStores and SharePoint platforms.
About PixelMill’s SharePoint Custom Design Solutions
In addition to affordable, ready-to-deploy website templates for SharePoint 2007 and 2010, PixelMill offers custom SharePoint design solutions, including custom Web Part creation, for complete branding and optimization of clients’ sites.
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One thought on “PixelMill Develops Custom SharePoint Templates for University of Illinois Medical Center

  1. Shawn Z August 2, 2011

    To add custom HTML tags such as meta description, keywords, and titles, you will want to edit the page in SharePoint Designer. We first need to start be verifying the existing page and template are in good form and readable by SharePoint. Skipping this step can lead to erroneous error.
    1) Open SharePoint Designer
    2) Edit in Advanced Mode
    3) Goto Design View — This will test the pages and all problems denoted need corrected.
    4) Go to code view and add the custom Title in “asp:Content “ named “PlaceHolderPageTitle”. This should be the Content, omit the title tags.
    5) META Description goes in the “asp:Content” named “PlaceHolderAdditionalPageHead”. This will be the actual HTML code.
    When I followed the directions provided by others, I had a small problem in the ASP which provided an accurate error by following steps 1-3.
    Shawn Z

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