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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Bible by Vikram Kartik

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1.2. Understanding SharePoint Designer Basics

In this section, I discuss some basic concepts and terminology about Web site designing from the SharePoint Designer perspective, helping you feel more comfortable as you read the rest of this book. Most of the concepts surrounding SharePoint Designer are based on FrontPage technology, so if you're already familiar with FrontPage 2003, this might just emphasize your knowledge about SharePoint Designer.

1.2.1. Meeting the requirements

Although the basic SharePoint Designer setup is fairly simple and doesn't require much user interaction, you might want to have these prerequisites set up on your computer before you install SharePoint Designer so that all its features are readily available to you:

  • .NET Framework 2.0

  • .NET Framework 3.0

You can download these from the Microsoft Web site at www.microsoft.com/downloads.

Having these tools downloaded to your computer prior to installing SharePoint Designer ensures that you can properly use the elaborate ASP.NET 2.0 features of SharePoint Designer. But you can also download them after installing SharePoint Designer.

Prior to installing SharePoint Designer, you also need to ensure that your machine meets these basic system requirements:

  • Processor: 700 megahertz (MHz) processor or higher

  • Memory: 512 megabyte (MB) RAM or higher

  • Hard drive: 1.5 gigabyte (GB); a portion of this disk space is freed after installation if you remove the original download package from the hard drive.

  • Drive: CD-ROM or DVD ...

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