Customizing a Web Site

Why would you want to customize a SharePoint site? Your reasons probably include the following: for visual differentiation reasons, for branding reasons, or you might want to build an entire and custom Web application altogether. There are three options for customizing a SharePoint site: via the browser, by editing a site definition, or by using SharePoint Designer 2007.

The main customization features of SharePoint Designer 2007 are the following:

  • The ability to create and edit master pages

  • The ability to modify default style sheets

  • Deep support for ASP.NET controls

  • The ability to create and edit publishing page layouts on Office SharePoint Server

  • A built-in safety net that allows you to always revert a customized page or style ...

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