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SharePoint® 2007 Collaboration For Dummies® by Greg Harvey

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Chapter 15. Top Ten Tips for Designing Your SharePoint Site

In This Chapter

  • Customizing the look and feel of your SharePoint site

  • Creating subsites for particular teams

  • Adding SharePoint components — including libraries, lists, and workspaces

Right out of the box (or, better yet, straight out of the IT department), a new SharePoint site is a pretty generic place. From replacing its standard Windows SharePoint Services logo on the home page and adding content to its empty default lists all the way to creating the specific SharePoint components that your teams need, you have a lot of customizing to do when dealing with a new SharePoint site.

In this Part of Tens chapter, I offer some concrete suggestions (backed up with chapter references) for tailoring a new SharePoint site to your teams' needs. This ten-part customization covers everything from tweaking the look and feel of the site to adding the SharePoint components that make team collaboration and communication possible.

Tailoring the SharePoint Site for Your Teams

The first thing you probably want to do to your new SharePoint site is to either remove the standard Windows SharePoint Services logo that graces the top of the Right Web Part zone on the home page of the site (as well as every subsite that you create based on the Team Site template) or replace it with your company's logo:

  • To remove the SharePoint Services logo: Choose Edit Page from the Site Actions drop-down menu, click the Edit drop-down button on the Site Image Web Part ...

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