Chapter 1. Becoming Familiar with SharePoint Designer
IN THIS CHAPTER
Introducing SharePoint Designer
Understanding SharePoint Designer basics
Exploring hidden metadata and raw Webs
Maintaining Web sites
The Internet has long been one of the favorite mechanisms of expression because of the wide reach, connection, and exposure it offers. It's one of the basic means of communication in the 21st century and has drawn people closer in unique ways. Having a presence on the Internet is a pivotal requirement for any organization, irrespective of its size, nature, or range of operations. Web sites on the Internet provide the canvas that organizations can use to explain their missions and goals, advertise their products, perform business transactions, and communicate with their customers and partners.
It's apparent that the Internet as a medium offers tremendous prospects and opportunities. To exploit this medium, Web site designers have a range of Internet technologies to choose from. From simple markup languages (such as HTML) to complex application development technologies (such as ASP.NET), there are a variety of platforms on which you can base your Web site application. To achieve the most from these technologies without having to re-create a lot of work, many Web site development tools and products are available to you. Microsoft's key offerings for these tools and products have been FrontPage and Visual Studio. While Visual Studio is targeted to Web developers and complex Web application ...
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