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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Site Template Terminology

When working with SharePoint site templates, you encounter a number of terms, such as site definitions and customized. For instance, SharePoint site templates are often referred to simply as templates. So it’s useful to know what each term means and how it relates to the overall scheme of working with SharePoint site templates.

When designing sites in SharePoint Designer, it’s also important that you understand the terminology and concepts around the process of customizing and saving pages in SharePoint Designer. By default, site templates derive from site definitions, or original templates, which are located on the SharePoint Web front-end server. When you make certain changes to a page within a site that’s based on ...

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