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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Step by Step by Penelope Coventry

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Customizing a Master Page

As time goes by, you may find that you want to alter all pages in your site to display a certain piece of information or image. You could modify each existing page and any new pages to include this information; however, you will then become the Web master bottleneck we described in Chapter 1.

A method that is easy to maintain is to customize a master page and then associate it with all pages in your site. This is the purpose of the default master page. Changes to the default master page cascade down to all pages that are not associated with a specific master page. Create a new master page or copy an existing one, customize it to meet your needs, and then set it as the default master page. Modifying the existing default ...

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