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SharePoint Designer 2010: Branding SharePoint Sites

with Simon Allardice

Video: Welcome

Edit and customize web sites created with the SharePoint 2010 platform.
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  1. 6m 3s
    1. Welcome
      1m 10s
    2. What you should know
      2m 47s
    3. Server requirements
      2m 6s
  2. 14m 46s
    1. Exploring the SharePoint product line
      2m 25s
    2. Understanding the Publishing feature
      5m 48s
    3. Using SharePoint and SharePoint Designer
      4m 54s
    4. Understanding the different levels of site customization
      1m 39s
  3. 29m 43s
    1. Exploring a basic site
      8m 5s
    2. Understanding lists and libraries
      5m 33s
    3. Creating a new site
      8m 3s
    4. Creating new pages
      8m 2s
  4. 27m 23s
    1. Customizing wiki pages
      16m 5s
    2. Customizing web part pages
      6m 57s
    3. Using built-in themes
      4m 21s
  5. 7m 15s
    1. Introducing permissions
      3m 16s
    2. Discovering what permissions you have
      2m 8s
    3. Getting upgraded permissions
      1m 51s
  6. 28m 26s
    1. Exploring the interface
      6m 46s
    2. Making new pages
      7m 44s
    3. Using the Code and Design views
      8m 41s
    4. Using the Normal and Advanced editing modes
      5m 15s
  7. 40m 55s
    1. Working with CSS
      4m 31s
    2. Exploring the core.css file
      12m 5s
    3. Detecting what CSS styles are being applied
      8m 38s
    4. Creating inline and embedded CSS styles
      4m 48s
    5. Creating custom CSS files
      10m 53s
  8. 30m 52s
    1. Introducing master pages
      1m 57s
    2. Understanding the placeholders in master pages
      7m 23s
    3. Creating a copy of the default master page
      4m 3s
    4. Restoring the default master page
      1m 20s
    5. Creating new pages based on master pages
      4m 17s
    6. Using starter master pages
      6m 22s
    7. Linking to a custom CSS file in a Foundation site
      5m 30s
  9. 36m 56s
    1. Introducing master pages in Publishing sites
      6m 4s
    2. Exploring the Master Page Gallery
      6m 44s
    3. Switching master pages
      5m 41s
    4. Customizing an existing master page
      6m 15s
    5. Designing a new master page
      7m 22s
    6. Linking to custom CSS files in Publishing sites
      4m 50s
  10. 26m 50s
    1. Introducing page layouts and content types
      4m 40s
    2. Creating a custom content type
      8m 51s
    3. Creating a page layout based on a content type
      7m 45s
    4. Editing a page layout
      2m 41s
    5. Creating multiple versions of a page layout
      1m 7s
    6. Creating new pages based on page layouts
      1m 46s
  11. 18m 0s
    1. What is the Publishing Portal?
      5m 37s
    2. Growing portal sites
      4m 32s
    3. What is an Enterprise Wiki?
      4m 40s
    4. Security concerns for internet-facing sites
      3m 11s
  12. 7m 36s
    1. Custom themes in Foundation sites
      2m 46s
    2. Custom themes in Publishing sites
      4m 50s
  13. 19m 10s
    1. Default navigation
      1m 54s
    2. Customizing the Quick Launch and Top Link bars
      4m 50s
    3. Editing navigation in sites with Publishing enabled
      5m 45s
    4. Customizing the navigation controls in master pages
      6m 41s
  14. 30s
    1. Goodbye

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SharePoint Designer 2010: Branding SharePoint Sites
Video duration: 0s 4h 54m Intermediate


Learn how to use SharePoint Designer 2010 to alter the default appearance of SharePoint web sites. Author Simon Allardice covers simple tasks from creating themes and making basic CSS changes, to fully restyling a site with master pages and page layout templates. He also shows how to aid usability and adoption by providing improved navigation and individual page layouts for site-specific content.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the different kinds of SharePoint site customization
  • Creating new sites and pages
  • Customizing Wiki and web part pages
  • Understanding necessary permissions
  • Using the built-in themes
  • Using SharePoint Designer 2010
  • Using normal and advanced editing modes
  • Creating inline and embedded CSS styles
  • Working with master pages
  • Customizing SharePoint sites using the Publishing feature
  • Creating new pages based on page layouts
  • Growing portal sites
  • Creating custom themes
  • Customizing site navigation
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Hi! This is Simon Allardice and welcome to SharePoint Designer 2010: Branding SharePoint Sites. SharePoint is a powerful platform for making web sites both for internal use and for public-facing web sites. But all of these SharePoint sites begin by using standard templates. And while they're very functional, they can look dull unless we choose otherwise and we choose to customize them. So in this course, you'll see how to take your current Web design skills and change the look and feel of SharePoint 2010 web sites. From basic methods like changing and creating themes to rearranging the layout of pages, working with navigation, applying simple CSS changes, all the way to full custom designs using what are called Master Pages and Page Layouts.

But here is the thing: customizing SharePoint is not just conventional Web design and it's very easy to get frustrated if you don't know your way around SharePoint. So we'll also explore what you really need to know about SharePoint from a Web design perspective. Welcome to SharePoint Designer 2010: Branding SharePoint Sites!

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