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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Anatomy of the SharePoint Designer User Interface

After you open a SharePoint site in SharePoint Designer 2010, the Site tab at the very top of the window, and next to the File tab, is active and the initial page, or screen, displays. As shown in Figure 7.27, key elements of the SharePoint Designer screen include a contextual ribbon, navigational elements, such as breadcrumbs and tabs, a navigation pane on the left of the screen, and the main settings page directly to the right of the navigation pane, which doubles as a workspace area for editing pages and modifying list and document library properties.

Figure 7.27 Snapshot of the main sections of the SharePoint Designer user interface.

The settings page, just like the contextual ribbon, changes ...

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