Sharepoint 2007 Customization Ramp Up – Part 3: Basic Customization 1

Welcome to Part 3 of the series. In the previous two sections I covered things you should know before getting started with SharePoint Customization, while in this section I will cover actually doing some customization. Firstly, let me state for the record that most of what I’ve learned on this topic has been from reading blogs from Heather Solomon and Liam Cleary, along with just playing with things myself. Many of the topics covered in this article can seen in much more detail in some of their posts. Basic Customization: Using SharePoint Designer Understanding How Pages are Rendered in SharePoint Minimal Master Page Overriding Cascading Style Sheets CSS Friendly Adapters Customizing Navigation Customizing Search Results More Customization Examples   Using SharePoint Designer I covered some basic concepts of using SharePoint Designer and the pitfalls of UnGhosting in my previous article. That being said, this article will be centered mostly around customization by using SharePoint Designer, ...

CSS Friendly Control Adapters in SharePoint 2007 (A Walk-Through) 2

My good friend John Ross just managed to get the CSS Friendly Control Adapters working in a SharePoint 2007 Publish Site, and I was able to talk him into posting a guest blog entry on the topic. If you aren’t familiar with them, you should check out the CSS Friendly Control Adapters here, they are very helpful in creating CSS only, standards compliant controls (like the menu and treeView) for easy styling. I also noted that Microsoft was kind enough to allow the community to take over the development and enhancements of the adapters in an open source model. You can read more about that news in their forums. So without further fanfare, here is John Ross’s CSS Friendly Adapters in SharePoint 2007 walk-through: One of biggest selling points for SharePoint 2007 is that it is built on top of ASP.NET 2.0.  That means, that if you create a design that will work in ASP.NET ...