SharePoint provides a variety of site templates for different purposes. Before you create a site, you should plan out the structure by mapping your business needs to your site and subsite definitions. A good place to start is to revisit your organization's business goals. Determine which subset of your goals you want to address in the creation of this site or site collection.
Determining who will be using this site will help you decide what kind of security to establish, as well as the type and presentation of content material, which could include news, reports, and galleries. The target audience will also drive the level of site or sites you will create. For example, you will most likely create a top-level site for your entire organization and then subsites and My Sites for customers, the general public, teams, and individuals.
Figure 5-7. Default News site
My Sites are addressed in Chapter 21.
The content for your top-and lower-level sites will vary depending on the intended audience of each site. You can create several types of Workspace sites to manage the content for each type of user. Workspace sites include:
Basic Meeting Workspace
Multipage Meeting Workspace
Figure 5-8. The Report Center
Workspace sites are ...