Design Manager In SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 – Part Two

Welcome to an article on the most important new functionality on our SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 site which is none other than “Design Manager.


Before reading this article, I highly recommend reading my previous part:

  • Design Manager in SharePoint 2013 / Office 365 – Part One

Branding is everything now among all organizations. A site should have it all to attract its users. Earlier, SharePoint Designer where was an extra tool to do so but now we have Design Manager right at your site collection.


You have to enable your publishing feature on your site collection and you will have a list of features available on your site settings of the site collection.

  • Welcome

  • Manage Device Channels

  • Upload Design Files

  • Edit Master Pages

  • Edit Display Templates

  • Edit Page Layouts

  • Publish and Apply Design

  • Create Design Package

All the above have awesome functionalities which will help you to so a lot of things with your master pages, page layouts, html and css files all in here.


As we saw the first configuration panel ‘Welcome’ in my previous article, and in this article we will start off with the second configuration, “Manage Device Channels”.


Manage Device Channels


Here under Manage Device Channels, you have two functionalities.

  • Create a channel

  • Edit or re order channels

Create a channel

As on our televisions, we have multiple channels with each purpose such as entertainment, sports or news similarly, you can create a channel to display content based on your browser and device.

Let’s see how we do it.