Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Server provide a number of built-in list definitions that you can use as a basis to create lists or libraries with SharePoint Designer.
In SharePoint Designer, you cannot create or modify list items or metadata associated with documents. Nor can you create or modify list permissions, content types, columns, or site columns, or create list templates. You must use the browser or develop code to complete these tasks.
To maintain the same look and feel as other Web Parts and to save time, create LVWPs by using the browser, and then use SharePoint Designer to complete your customizations.
LVWPs are like any other Web Part in that you can add them to master pages, both in Web Part zones and outside ...