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This 3-day instructor-led course will teach you how to brand both a collaborative and publishing SharePoint site, and discuss the best practices for branding SharePoint.

Course Outline

This 3-day instructor-led course will teach you how to brand both a collaborative and publishing SharePoint site, and discuss the best practices for branding SharePoint. When it comes to working with SharePoint, there always seems to be a gap between developers and designers. This course aims to reduce that gap and help both designers and developers know what is required to make the SharePoint user interface look really nice and functional.

What you will learn

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Understand the branding process for both SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010.
  • Know how to properly plan for a SharePoint branding project.
  • Understand some simple branding techniques as well as know how to work with the SharePoint navigation.
  • Describe how Cascading Style Sheets, master pages, page layouts, Web Parts, and deployment are utilized in SharePoint 2010.
  • Work with the SharePoint 2010 ribbon, the client-side object model, jQuery, and Silverlight.
  • Anyone that has been and will be working with SharePoint from a designing perspective.

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Understanding of SharePoint site elements (Lists, Libraries, Content Types, etc)
  • CSS, HTML, ASP.Net

Three days; Instructor-Led

Course OutlineChapter 1: What Is SharePoint Branding?
  • Definition of Branding
  • SharePoint 2010 Versions
  • Types of SharePoint Websites
  • How Branding Works in SharePoint
  • Approaches to Branding in SharePoint 2010
Chapter 2: What’s New in SharePoint 2010
  • Overview of New Features in SharePoint 2010
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Standards Compliance in SharePoint 2010
  • Migrating from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010
Chapter 3: Planning for Branding
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Common SharePoint Branding Questions
  • Creating Wireframes
  • Creating Realistic Design Comps
  • Converting Design Comps into Working HTML and CSS
Chapter 4: SharePoint Designer 2010 Overview
  • What’s New in SharePoint Designer 2010
  • Branding with SharePoint Designer 2010
  • Modifying CSS
  • Working with Master Pages and CSS
  • Using Views and the XSL T List View Web Part
  • Workflows
  • Connecting to Data Sources
  • Restricting Access to SharePoint Designer
Chapter 5: Simple Branding 101
  • Editing Pages
  • Creating Branded Page Content with the Ribbon
  • SharePoint 2010 Themes
  • Overriding CSS
  • Creating Simple Custom Master Pages
Chapter 6: Working with Navigation
  • Planning Site Navigation
  • Business Requirements
  • Types of SharePoint Navigation
  • Breadcrumb Navigation
  • Navigation Web Parts
  • Metadata Navigation
  • SharePoint Navigation and Multiple Site Collections
  • Working with Navigation in Master Pages
  • Using Non-SharePoint Navigation
Chapter 7: Cascading Style Sheets in SharePoint
  • What Is CSS?
  • Best Practices for CSS
  • CSS in SharePoint
Chapter 8: Master Pages
  • Understanding Master Pages
  • Master Pages in SharePoint
  • Required Placeholders
  • Page Layouts and SharePoint Master Pages
  • Out-of-the-Box Master Pages
  • Applying Master Pages in SharePoint
  • Creating Custom Master Pages
  • Upgrading SharePoint 2007 Master Pages
  • Applying Custom CSS
  • Working with the Ribbon
  • Handling Dialogs and Custom Branding
  • Working with Navigation
  • Search Centers and Minimal.Master
Chapter 9: Page Layouts
  • Understanding Page Layouts
  • Applying Page Layouts to Content
  • Out-of-the-Box Page Layouts
  • Content Types and Site Columns
  • Page Layout Structure
  • Creating Page Layouts
  • Creating a Simple Page Layout with SharePoint Designer
  • Creating a Custom Content Type for Page Layouts
Chapter 10: Web Parts and XSLT
  • What Are Web Parts?
  • Types of Web Parts in SharePoint
  • Adding a Web Part to a Page
  • Using the Content Editor Web Part
  • Using the XSL T List View Web Part
  • Creating a Content Rollup with the Content Query Web Part
Chapter 11: Deploying Branding in SharePoint
  • Introduction to Branding Deployment in SharePoint
  • Customized and Un-customized Files
  • Options for Deploying SharePoint Branding Assets
  • Deploying Un-customized Files Using Features and Solutions
  • Features
  • Solutions
  • Updating the Solution
Chapter 12: Page Editing and the Ribbon
  • Using the Ribbon to Create Consistent Content
  • Adding Custom Styles to the Ribbon
  • Adding Custom Buttons to the SharePoint Ribbon
Chapter 13: Object Model and jQuery
  • Understanding the Client Object Model
  • Objects Supported by the Client Object Model
  • Common List Operations
  • Using jQuery with SharePoint 2010
Chapter 14: Silverlight and SharePoint Integration
  • Silverlight Features
  • Silverlight Tools
  • Out-of-the-Box
  • Silverlight Web Part
  • The Client Object Model
  • Referencing the Client Object Model
  • Reading Lists with the Client Object Model

Prerequisites & Certificates

Understanding of SharePoint site elements (Lists, Libraries, Content Types, etc) CSS, HTML, ASP.Net

Certificates offered

Web age - Microsoft course completion certificate

Cancellation Policy
Student's Right to Cancel Registration

If Customer cancels or reschedules an original registration for a class at least ten (10) business days prior to the class start date, Web Age Solutions will issue a full refund of fees paid for class. Customer is not otherwise entitled to a refund of fees paid or released from its obligation to pay for any registration cancelled or rescheduled by Customer, including without limitation a registration previously rescheduled by Customer. Payment for the course will not be refunded if cancellation is received less than ten (10) business days before the class start date. If you wish to send another student in your place, please contact Web Age Solutions at the number below.

Web Age Solution's Right to Cancel or Reschedule

Web Age Solutions reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a class at any time. If a class is cancelled or rescheduled, Web Age Solutions will attempt to notify students ten (10) business days prior to the scheduled class start date. Web Age Solutions assumes no financial liability for any cancellation fees.


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