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SharePoint Designer Tutorial: Working with SharePoint Websites

Mike Poole

Get started with SharePoint Designer and learn to put together a business website with SharePoint with this book and eBook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781847194428
Paperback188 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

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
Chapter 2: SharePoint Designer and its Environment
Development Tool Options
Tour of the Environment
Chapter 3: Adding Content and Tables
The Wine Company
Creating a New Site
Organizing Our Files
Publishing Our Site
Viewing Our Page
Editing Existing Sites
Chapter 4: Formatting Pages
The Wine Company Website
Creating Our Site
Formatting Our Homepage
Using Layers
Publishing Images
Renaming Our Styles
Cascading Style Sheets
Master Pages
Chapter 5: Collaborating with Other Contributors
Contributor Mode
Server-Based Sites versus Disk-Based Sites
Enabling Contributor Settings
Setting Up Contribution on Our Master Page
The Contributor's Experience
Chapter 6: Collecting Data
Data Sources
Creating Our XML Data Source
Creating a Data View
Adding and Deleting Records
Chapter 7: Displaying Data
Formatting the Data View
Conditional Formatting
Formatting Numbers
Filtering Data
Using Formulae
Sorting Data
Chapter 8: Adding Web Parts
What Are Web Parts?
Web Part Zones
Inserting a Web Part Zone
Inserting a Web Part
Adding Graphs
Chapter 9: Using ASP.NET Controls
ASP.NET Controls
Adding a Simple Control
The Menu Control
The Calendar Control
Validating Our Forms
Creating a Login Feature
Chapter 10: Integrating with Exchange
Introduction to Outlook Web Access Web Parts
Viewing the Outlook Web Access Web Parts
Integrating the My Tasks Web Part
Troubleshooting the Error Messages
Chapter 11: Search Tools
Federated Searching
Search Web Parts
Hard-Coding Results
Other SharePoint Search Solutions
Search Term Vocabulary

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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