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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Administrator's Companion by The Microsoft SharePoint Community Experts, Bill English

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Understanding Master Pages

With master pages, you can easily change the look and feel for all the pages in a SharePoint site. Master pages provide a simple way to create a site template. They work by allowing you to design an HTML page with editable regions. These editable regions are called content placeholders and represent the parts of the template that will be customized on each page individually. The area outside the confines of content placeholders is identical for all the pages that are using the master page and is not editable on a page-by-page basis. By default, all pages in a SharePoint site use only one master page. The actual content of a content placeholder is defined by pages that use the master page: individual content pages, form ...

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