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Professional Microsoft® SharePoint® 2007 Design

Book Description

From the planning details to the steps to the considerations, understand how to design the perfect SharePoint implementation by applying the information in Professional SharePoint 2007 Design. Begin with an overview of a installation and move through the technical aspects of creating usable, accessible, aesthetically pleasing SharePoint interfaces, with a primary focus on using SharePoint's basic design tools to create a better looking and more effective installation. Understand how to use PhotoShop to design the graphics and template model for your site and learn how to integrate SharePoint themes.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. About the Authors
  6. About the Technical Editors
  7. Credits
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Foreword
  10. Introduction
    1. Who This Book Is For
    2. What This Book Covers
    3. How This Book Is Structured
    4. What You Need to Use This Book
    5. Conventions
    6. Source Code
    7. Errata
    8. p2p.wrox.com
  11. Chapter 1: Why Design?
    1. The Million-Dollar Question: What Makes Good Design?
    2. Why Should Designers Care?
    3. Why Should Managers Care?
    4. Why Should Clients Care?
    5. So Why Use SharePoint for Design?
    6. Summary
  12. Chapter 2: Web Design 101
    1. Goal-Oriented Design
    2. Driving Adoption
    3. Storyboarding
    4. Portal Design
    5. Web Page Design
    6. Planning for Change
    7. Summary
  13. Chapter 3: General Concept Design
    1. Getting Inspired
    2. Creating the Design
    3. The Intranet Counterpart
    4. Continuing Education
    5. Summary
  14. Chapter 4: Communicating or Collaborating?
    1. What Is a Communication/Publishing Site?
    2. When to Use a Communication Site
    3. Effectively Using a Communication/Publishing Site
    4. Publishing Site Templates
    5. Communication/Publishing Site Best Practices
    6. What Is a Collaboration/Team Site?
    7. When to Use a Collaboration Site
    8. Effectively Using a Collaboration Site?
    9. Collaboration Site Templates
    10. Collaboration/Team Site Best Practices
    11. Summary
  15. Chapter 5: Introduction to SharePoint Designer
    1. Why Use SharePoint Designer?
    2. Customizing MOSS Sites
    3. The Design View
    4. Working with Master Pages
    5. Working with CSS
    6. Working with Web Parts and Web Part Zones
    7. Working with XSL
    8. Using SharePoint Designer Reports
    9. Summary
  16. Chapter 6: Themes
    1. SharePoint Themes
    2. How SharePoint Themes Work
    3. How to Create a Theme
    4. How to Design a Theme
    5. Workarounds for Theme Caveats
    6. Tools for Creating Themes
    7. Summary
  17. Chapter 7: Cascading Style Sheets with MOSS 2007
    1. Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets
    2. Working with CSS
    3. How to Include CSS in Your MOSS Site
    4. Converting Your Design to HTML and CSS
    5. Summary
  18. Chapter 8: Master Pages
    1. What Is a Master Page?
    2. The Master Page Structure
    3. Using Master Pages with MOSS
    4. Challenges with Master Pages in MOSS
    5. The Great Customization Debate
    6. Implementing a Minimal Master Page
    7. Converting HTML Design to Master Pages
    8. Summary
  19. Chapter 9: Page Layouts
    1. What Is a Page Layout?
    2. Implementing Your Own Page Layouts
    3. Internet Site Welcome Page Layout Example
    4. Summary
  20. Chapter 10: Working with Out-of-the-Box Web Parts
    1. Using the Content Query Web Part
    2. The Data View Web Part
    3. The Content Editor Web Part
    4. The Page Viewer Web Part
    5. The XML Web Part
    6. The Image Web Part
    7. Summary
  21. Chapter 11: Navigation
    1. Determining Whether Your Site Is WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007
    2. WSS 3.0 Navigation
    3. MOSS 2007 Navigation
    4. Summary
  22. Chapter 12: Customizing Search
    1. Accuracy vs. Relevancy
    2. Making Better Information
    3. How Search Indexing Works
    4. Designing Search Interfaces
    5. Hacking Search Results
    6. Summary
  23. Chapter 13: Accessibility in SharePoint
    1. Accessibility Today
    2. Accessibility in SharePoint
    3. Customizing SharePoint for Accessibility
    4. Tools and Validators
    5. Summary
  24. Chapter 14: Wrapping It All Up
    1. Checkpoint 1: Basic Web Design
    2. Checkpoint 2: Accessibility
    3. Checkpoint 3: The Design
    4. Checkpoint 4: Creating the Mockup
    5. Checkpoint 5: Creating the Master Page
    6. Checkpoint 6: Using a Theme
    7. Checkpoint 7: Considering Page Layouts
    8. Checkpoint 8: Intuitive Navigation
    9. Checkpoint 9: Content Considerations
    10. Checkpoint 10: Checks and Validation
    11. Summary
  25. Appendix A: Introduction to Deploying SharePoint Designs
    1. Customized and Uncustomized Files
    2. Key Considerations
    3. Creating Uncustomized Files with Features and Solutions
    4. Deployment Scenarios
    5. Summary
  26. Index
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