How to Build a Great Website with SharePoint in 60 Minutes

Session at European SharePoint Conference 2001 from Davide Colombo & Barbara Falchi.

Davide demonstrated how to build a webpage with standard features of SharePoint which are available out of the box. They don’t build a custom user control. So what steps you have to take?

The site complexity depends on what you want. If you think about layout, navigation tree, features, custom contents.

Translate in SharePoint – ” Building the Master Page”

  1. Define the must haves in the master page (Header, Navigation, Footer, Area for Page title, etc.)
  2. Use components which are already there: Ribbons, Navigation, Placeholders (look at the minimum in the web), Controls which SharePoint need like Quick launch, Logo and so on.
  3. Create custom placeholder for banners
  4. use reusable contents + jquery and SPServices for the footer
  5. In SP Designer create a new Master page and insert all needed controls and placeholder where you want it to have

If you like that the ribbon always stays in the window you can use css therefore with using overflow.

There are some more tricks on the web.

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Karsten Pohnke About Karsten Pohnke
He is Consultant for SharePoint Solutions for collaboration, communication and business processes. He provides his customers applications based on standard features as well as development or combining the power of several microsoft tools like Dynamics CRM. In his free time he tries to collect tipps and worthy experience in this blog.

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