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Beginning SharePoint® 2007: Building Team Solutions with MOSS 2007 by Shane Perran, Amanda Murphy

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8.4. Modifying the Look and Feel of a Site

While SharePoint comes with templates that give your site a certain look and feel, many organizations, divisions, or teams may want to customize or change the look and feel of their site to match their own unique requirements or preferences. In this section, you learn some of the alternatives that exist in SharePoint for doing so, including the use of themes and master pages.

8.4.1. Using Themes

You can customize your sites using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), which allow you to separate the presentation aspects of a site from your content and HTML. SharePoint takes advantage of style sheets in many ways, one of the most notable being themes. SharePoint themes control the color scheme of a site, things like the background color of a menu item or toolbar. See Figure 8-59 for an example of a site with a Theme applied.

Figure 8-59. Figure 8-59

Try It Out: Apply a Theme

Themes are used to brand your site to suit a corporate color scheme without the risk of disturbing the layout.

  1. Select Site Actions Site Settings.

  2. Click the Site Theme link from the Look and Feel section.

  3. Select Wheat from the list of available themes.

  4. Click the OK button. You will notice a significant color change in your site elements. See Figure 8-60.

    Figure 8-60. Figure 8-60 ...

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