SharePoint 2010 Branding

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SharePoint 2010 Branding

Learning Goals

The goal of this course is to provide you with all the tools you need to brand your SharePoint sites. By the time you have completed the course, you should have a solid understanding of which features SharePoint offers and which tools to use to take control of the way your SharePoint sites look.

Target Audience

This training targets designers or developers who will be responsable for the look and feel of the SharePoint environment.


Participants should have some working experience with SharePoint 2010. They should have a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Course Outline

What is SharePoint branding?

  • Definition of branding
  • Why brand SharePoint?
  • Types of SharePoint web sites
  • Anatomy of a SharePoint site
  • Introducing SharePoint Designer.
  • Branding options in SharePoint: Themes, Master Pages, Cascading Style Sheets,...

Creating a Design

  • Planning for branding
  • Creating a wireframe
  • Converting design into HTML
  • HTML and CSS guideliness
  • Browser compatibility

SharePoint Themes

  • Applying themes
  • Creating themes in Office clients
  • Using theme Comments in custom CSS

Handling CSS files in SharePoint

  • What is CSS?
  • Introducing CSS
  • CSS Selectors
  • Colors, Corners, Shadows, Gradients
  • Out of the box SharePoint style sheets
  • Creating custom style sheets
  • Applying alternate CSS

SharePoint Master Pages

  • ASP.NET Master Pages fundamentals
  • SharePoint content placeholders
  • SharePoint controls
  • Master Pages and Application Pages
  • Applying Master Pages in SharePoint

Custom Master Pages

  • Creating a custom master page for SharePoint
  • Applying custom CSS

Designing Page Layouts

  • Introducing Page Layouts
  • Creating a content type for a Page Layout
  • Building Page Layouts with SharePoint Designer
  • Configuring page layouts

Handling XSLT

  • Introducing XSLT
  • Web Parts in SharePoint 2010
  • Customizing the XSLT List View Web Part
  • Customizing the Content Query Web Part
  • Customizing the Search Web Parts

Deploying Branding in SharePoint

  • SharePoint Features and Solutions fundamentals
  • Farm Solutions vs Sandboxed Solutions
  • Packaging branding components
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