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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Pages and User Interface

Two significant changes seen in the SharePoint 2010 interface include the new ribbon and dialog framework. Rather than being navigated away from an existing page, users are kept “in context” when performing editing tasks in lists and pages within SharePoint sites. Figure 2.9 shows an example of the new dialog framework in action. Note the darkened background while the present context is highlighted via the dialog. As soon as the user clicks on Save or Cancel, he is returned to the page behind the dialog. Dialogs may be used on internal or external sites. Throughout this book, you learn how to add new dialogs to custom pages and integrate dialogs as part of the overall user experience throughout SharePoint sites.

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