Once in a while, I like to add a little touch of originality to catch users’ attention and drive SharePoint adoption.
The Holiday season is a good time for this. In this example, I have replaced standard indicators (green/yellow/red) with a Christmas theme.
To do this, you first need to upload a set of icons to SharePoint. I have downloaded mine from this pack on iconspedia, and renamed them (green.png, etc.). I used the 48×48 size for the demo, but there are other sizes available in the pack.
Then you need to create a calculated column for the color. See my previous post for this. In my example I have used the Priority column of a tasks list.
We are now ready to create the HTML calculated column (called “Display” in my example). Very simple here, just an image:
="<DIV><IMG src='[path to image library]"&Color&".png'></DIV>"
The final step is to add the usual script to the page. That’s it!
See the live demo here (with falling snow):
How about you? Any original ideas to share for the Holiday season?