The Fundamentals of SharePoint Page Architecture

Because some people reading this chapter are new to SharePoint, this section introduces the basic architecture of SharePoint content pages and describes how content pages and master pages work together. These fundamentals help you understand the concepts of content page creation in SharePoint Designer, discussed in this and subsequent chapters in this book.

SharePoint 2010 pages are based on the ASP.NET 2.0 platform (and enhanced with ASP.NET 3.5). Consequently they follow the same basic pattern seen in content pages in traditional ASP.NET sites and include a master page for the consistent site elements, such as footer, header, logo, banner, and navigation. In SharePoint 2010, the master page ...

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