We’ve Been Skin’n

The Provoke Design & User Experience team had some fun last week when we were given the opportunity to design some ‘skins’ for a beta of the new Sharepoint Community Kit blogging tool.

The Community Kit for SharePoint is a set of best practices, templates, Web Parts, tools, and source code that enables you to create a community website based on SharePoint technology.

Files and source code for the CKS are available for download from CodePlex.

Some of these blog skins were thrown together within hours. It also gave our junior designers a ‘trial by fire’ experience in learning CSS (no better way to learn!).

My brief was to give the designs a “hint of New Zealand”. I’m pretty happy with the results…

‘Raglan’ by Alastair Bruerton

(Al’s first serious play with CSS!)


‘Motueka’ by Alastair Bruerton


‘Wildlife’ by Isha Hartono

(Wellington Zoo?)


‘City’ by Matt Gould

(Can you guess the NZ city?)


‘Creature’ by Matt Gould


‘Bird’ by Bob Medcalf


Check these out online (along with skins submitted by other designers).