Chapter 8

Using SharePoint Designer to Make Your Sites Sing

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding navigation and the Ribbon in SharePoint Designer

arrow Using editors to develop SharePoint components

arrow Working with controls, Web Part zones, and styling

arrow Packaging functionality in your solutions

I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away. What I thought was fifty years away, was only ten years away. And what I thought was ten years away . . . it was already here. I just wasn’t aware of it yet.

— Bruce Sterling

SharePoint Designer provides an intuitive interface into the underlying SharePoint platform — and a staggering range of development possibilities. You can, of course, develop and configure sites, pages, lists, libraries, and content types — for openers — but you can also build custom page layouts, develop workflows, and create branding (just to name a few). Aside from using the browser, SharePoint Designer is one of the most useful tools for developing on the SharePoint platform — and a place you will likely spend a great deal of time.

That’s why this chapter shows you how to navigate ...

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