The page-editing interface of SharePoint Designer offers three main views that you can use to design and code for your Web page: the Design view, the Code view, and the Split view. Figure 4.6 shows the Split view of a Web page in SharePoint Designer. You can switch views by clicking the tabs located near the lower-left corner.
To become familiar with the page views, follow these steps to create a simple SharePoint Web page using SharePoint Designer:
Choose File Open Site to open a WSS v3 site in SharePoint Designer. This exercise creates a new Web page based on the default master page of a WSS v3 site.
For more on master pages, see Chapter 13.
Choose File New to open the New dialog box. Under the Page tab in the General list, click Create from Master Page. Keep C# as the Programming Language for the Web page.
Click OK. The Select a Master Page dialog box opens.
Keep the defaults in the Select a Master Page dialog box and then click OK. SharePoint Designer now creates a new Web page and applies the Web site's default master page to it. When the default master page is applied to the new Web page, SharePoint Designer renders the Web page in the Design view.
Press Ctrl+S or choose File Save As to save the Web page inside the root folder of the Web site ...