In this section, we dive into the tools and features of SharePoint Designer that enable you to customize the look and feel of your SharePoint sites. You may want to apply your company branding and other customizations to different areas of your sites to make it easy for employees to differentiate one department area from another. After you become familiar with these features, you can do the basic customizations detailed later in the chapter.
As you customize pages in SharePoint designer, styles are automatically created to reflect your changes to content. After you have customized a specific item, such as a table or area, you can easily apply that same customization to other areas without redoing all of your work. This is accomplished using the following tools:
Apply Styles task pane
CSS Properties Grid
New Style Dialog
Code View Improvements (code hyperlinks while you are in code view)
Although the Data View Web Part is not new to SharePoint, there are some notable improvements that make adding data from dynamic data sources even easier and more powerful.
Related/linked data sources
Visual Web Developer ASP.NET 2.0 Style UI
Create Data View
Insert a formula column
Add conditional formatting
Turn on editing mode
Bonus: Insert Data View as a form
Office SharePoint Designer 2007 no-code features means that solution creators need not be solution developers. You can ...