SharePoint Designer Tutorial: Working with SharePoint Websites


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  • Become comfortable in the SharePoint Designer environment
  • Learn about SharePoint Designer features as you create a SharePoint website
  • Step-by-step instructions and careful explanations

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 188 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : July 2008
ISBN : 1847194427
ISBN 13 : 9781847194428
Author(s) : Mike Poole
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Microsoft Servers, Enterprise, Microsoft, Microsoft SharePoint, Web Development


Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Introduction to SharePoint
Chapter 2: SharePoint Designer and its Environment
Chapter 3: Adding Content and Tables
Chapter 4: Formatting Pages
Chapter 5: Collaborating with Other Contributors
Chapter 6: Collecting Data
Chapter 7: Displaying Data
Chapter 8: Adding Web Parts
Chapter 9: Using ASP.NET Controls
Chapter 10: Integrating with Exchange
Chapter 11: Search Tools
Index
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to SharePoint
    • What is SharePoint?
    • Why Choose SharePoint Designer?
    • What is SharePoint Designer?
    • Installing SharePoint Designer
    • Connecting to an Existing SharePoint Site
    • Further Information
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3: Adding Content and Tables
    • The Wine Company
    • Creating a New Site
      • Creating Our First Page
      • Adding and Formatting Text
      • Previewing Our Page
      • Creating Hyperlinks
      • Adding Images
      • Creating Tables
        • Table and Cell Properties
        • Layout Tables
    • Organizing Our Files
    • Publishing Our Site
    • Viewing Our Page
    • Authorization
    • Editing Existing Sites
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4: Formatting Pages
    • The Wine Company Website
    • Creating Our Site
      • Creating a New Site
      • Creating Our Homepage
      • Publishing Our Site
    • Formatting Our Homepage
    • Using Layers
      • Adding an Image to Our Layer
    • Publishing Images
    • Renaming Our Styles
    • Cascading Style Sheets
      • Editing Styles
    • Master Pages
      • Where Are Our Master Pages Stored?
      • Creating a Master Page
      • Editing Our Master Page
      • Adding a Content Region
      • Saving Our Master Page
      • Attaching Our Master Page to an Existing Page
      • Creating a New Page Using a Master Page
      • Modifying the Master Page
      • Attaching Our StyleSheet to Our Master Page
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5: Collaborating with Other Contributors
    • Contributor Mode
    • Server-Based Sites versus Disk-Based Sites
    • Enabling Contributor Settings
      • Contributor Groups
      • Region Types
    • Setting Up Contribution on Our Master Page
    • The Contributor's Experience
    • Workflows
      • Workflow Designer
      • Workflows and Lists
      • Defining New Workflows
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6: Collecting Data
    • Data Sources
    • Creating Our XML Data Source
    • Creating a Data View
    • Adding and Deleting Records
    • InfoPath
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7: Displaying Data
    • Formatting the Data View
      • Direct Formatting
      • CSS Formatting
    • Conditional Formatting
    • Formatting Numbers
    • Filtering Data
    • Using Formulae
    • Sorting Data
      • Allowing Users to Sort the Data
    • Paging
    • Summary
  • Chapter 9: Using ASP.NET Controls
    • ASP.NET Controls
      • Standard Controls
      • Data Controls
      • Validation Controls
      • Navigation Controls
      • Login Controls
    • Adding a Simple Control
    • The Menu Control
    • The Calendar Control
      • Editing the web.config File
    • Validating Our Forms
    • Creating a Login Feature
      • Configuring SQL Server
      • Adding Our First User
      • Adding a New Virtual Server
      • Adding a Host Header
      • Adding an A Record
      • Extending the Virtual Server
      • Using Visual Studio's Web Site Administration Tool
      • Changing the Authentication Provider
      • Return to the web.config File
      • Additional Configuration Tweaks
    • Summary
  • Chapter 10: Integrating with Exchange
    • Introduction to Outlook Web Access Web Parts
    • Viewing the Outlook Web Access Web Parts
      • Enabling Outlook Web Access
      • Enabling Forms-Based Authentication
    • Integrating the My Tasks Web Part
    • Troubleshooting the Error Messages
    • Summary
  • Chapter 11: Search Tools
    • Federated Searching
    • Search Web Parts
      • Using the Search Web Parts
    • Hard-Coding Results
    • Other SharePoint Search Solutions
      • Search Center
      • Search Server 2008
    • Search Term Vocabulary
    • Summary

Mike Poole

Mike Poole owns and runs 2F3 Internet, which he established in 1997 to specialize in providing Microsoft-based web development and IT training. He has received a much acclaim for his web development from many satisfied customers including the BBC, British Medical Association, Microsoft, and six different agencies of the Scottish Government. His work has won him awards from Scottish Enterprise (winner of best e-commerce site) and Microsoft (IM bot competition finalist and winner in both UK and international phases). Mike has also written and taught courses in Microsoft Excel and Web Development at Edinburgh University. His current technological interests include creating highly efficient/scalable database solutions and integrating online solutions into virtual environments.
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What you will learn from this book

  • Installing SharePoint Designer and connecting it to an existing SharePoint installation
  • Finding your way round the SharePoint Designer environment
  • Creating a SharePoint site, adding basic content, and publishing your page to SharePoint server
  • Formatting your pages with Cascading Style Sheets and Master Pages
  • Allow collaboration between different content creators
  • Use workflow features to manage the publication of submitted content
  • Creating forms that allow users to edit, add, and delete records in data stores
  • Adding Web Parts to your site for calendar and schedule, charting, graphing, and data entry, search
  • Implementing ASP.NET controls in your pages
  • Embedding Exchange data into your applications
  • Adding search forms and result lists to your pages, and using search Web Parts

In Detail

SharePoint is a web-based collaboration and document management platform from Microsoft. Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer (SPD) is a WYSIWYG HTML editor and web design program, which has replaced FrontPage, and is the ideal environment for working with pages on a SharePoint site.

This book is ideal for people new to SharePoint Designer who need to put together a working SharePoint site as quickly as possible. If you who want to get started, and finished, as quickly as possible, this book is for you. You won't just learn how to use SharePoint Designer; you'll see how to use it to put together a SharePoint site.

This book will introduce you to the SharePoint Designer environment, and lead you through the key features as you complete important SharePoint customization activities. Throughout the book, you will be developing an example site for a wine business, and you will see what help SharePoint Designer offers, and step through clear instructions to get things done.
 
The book begins by familiarizing you with the Designer environment and helping you to connect to your SharePoint site. You will then learn how to add and format content, and use SharePoint's workflow tools to collaborate with other content creators before learning how to connect to different SharePoint data sources.

You will also learn to use ASP.NET Web Parts in your SharePoint site to create calendars, graphs, integrate with Exchange Server, and add powerful search tools to your site.

Get started with SharePoint Designer and learn to put together a business website with SharePoint.

Approach

This book takes you through the development of a SharePoint site for a wine business. The development involves adding features to the site using SharePoint Designer, and for each of these features you will find screenshots and easy to follow instructions.

Who this book is for

This book is ideal for people new to SharePoint Designer who need to put together a working SharePoint site as quickly as possible.

No experience of SharePoint Designer is expected, and no skill with creating SharePoint sites is assumed.

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