The other day a fellow SharePoint friend, Tasha Scott, tweeted with a problem. Sometimes Twitter is great and sometimes not so much. In this case it was the later as there wasn’t really enough to give a good response because of the character limit.
It wasn’t until she posted on sharepoint.stackexchange.com that I was able to fully understand what she was wanting to do. I’ll give you a moment to view that post.
Fortunately for her, I’ve done this type of thing, albeit without the security trimming, but that’s easy to overcome. You only need a custom list, a document library (if one doesn’t exist), SharePoint Designer, and a bit of creativity to pull this off. If SharePoint Designer is prohibited in your environment, you can pull this off in a similar fashion using jQuery and SPServices
In the coming posts, I’ll detail how to create a icon driven user interface.