As just mentioned, when you create a SharePoint site, you can choose from four default templates, each of which will impose a particular structure and function:
Within each template, you can select from several types. For example, in the Collaboration site template, you can select from one of six different types. Let's take a more complete look at the choices you have when you are on the New SharePoint Site page.
The general purpose of the Collaboration template is to provide a platform for teams or groups, in either the same or different departments, to collaborate on tasks, documents, and other efforts (Figure 7-1).
Figure 7-1. Collaboration site template selections
Depending on your exact needs, you can select one of six functional choices for your collaboration site:
This site can be used for any purpose that requires a group to collaborate on any work task or project. Default Web Parts included with this site are a document library, an announcements list, a calendar, a contacts list, and a links list.
This is a general-purpose site with no default formatting. With a Blank site, you choose whatever Web Parts you want and customize the site for whatever purpose you desire. You also have the option to use Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 or any other SharePoint-compatible ...