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SharePoint Designer 2007: Branding SharePoint Sites

Course Summary

Explores using SharePoint Designer 2007 to alter the default appearance of SharePoint web sites.       

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    Course Syllabus

       Using a SharePoint virtual image
    1. Getting to Know SharePoint
       Using SharePoint core components
       Exploring the SharePoint product line
       Understanding SharePoint and SharePoint Designer
       Understanding collaboration sites and portal sites
       Introducing site collections
       Introducing WCM and the Publishing feature
    2. Working with SharePoint
       Exploring a basic SharePoint site
       Understanding lists and libraries in SharePoint
       Exploring automatic navigation
       Understanding the SharePoint content database
       Creating a new site in SharePoint
    3. Permissions in SharePoint
       Introducing permissions
       Discovering what permissions you have on an existing site
       Getting upgraded permissions
    4. In-Browser Customization
       Customizing Web Parts
       Creating custom lists
       Creating site columns
       Creating basic pages and Web Part pages
       Using themes in SharePoint
       Installing and using a new site template (.stp) file
       Saving a customized site as a site template
    5. Introduction to SharePoint Designer 2007
       The three things you can do with SharePoint Designer 2007
       Connecting to an existing SharePoint site
       Exploring the SharePoint Designer interface
       Using the Code and Design views
       Unghosting and reghosting a site
    6. CSS Files in SharePoint
       Finding the CSS files in SharePoint
       Exploring Core.css
       Creating a custom CSS file
       Saving custom CSS for accessibility
       Detecting what CSS styles are being applied
    7. Customizing WSS Sites
       Introducing master pages in WSS
       Understanding the placeholders in WSS master pages
       Creating a copy of default.master
       Restoring default.master
    8. Customizing Sites with WCM
       Introducing master pages in WCM
       Exploring the master page gallery
       Switching master pages
       Starting off with a minimal master page
       Designing a new overall master page
       Creating an accessible master page
    9. Page Layouts
       Introducing content types in SharePoint
       Creating a custom content type
       Creating a page layout based on a content type
       Editing a page layout in SharePoint Designer
       Creating multiple versions of a page layout
       Creating new pages based on page layouts
       Controlling fonts and layouts
       Controlling approval workflow
    10. Customizing the Collaboration Portal
       What is the Collaboration Portal?
       Customizing the Home site
       Customizing the News site
       Customizing the Search Center site
       Customizing the Site Directory
    11. Customizing the Publishing Portal
       What is the Publishing Portal?
       Understanding security concerns for internet-facing sites
       Building out the Publishing Portal with Publishing Sites
       Understanding the Publishing Portal workflow
    12. Creating Themes
       Exploring the existing SharePoint themes
       Copying a SharePoint theme
       Editing a SharePoint theme
       Showing themes
    13. Customizing Navigation
       Default navigation in SharePoint
       Customizing the Quick Launch bar and Top Link bar
       Editing navigation in Publishing Sites
       Editing and styling navigation controls
       Customizing navigation with audiences
       Customizing the breadcrumbs
       Creating a link back to the portal
       Creating drop-down navigation in SharePoint


Course Fee:
USD 25

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6 - 7 hours / week

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