Finally a book for the Site Owner! There are many books for administrators, developers, designers and end users, but few for the site owner. This one is for you, the SharePoint site owner and the SharePoint power user. It's also for the developer who does t want to reinvent the wheel and create a complex solution when a simpler one is available. It's for the SharePoint administrator who is always asked to do the impossible! This is t a branding book, but everything here can be used as part of your site design.Customization you can do! This book is designed to get you started in customizing your SharePoint site with the tools you have readily at hand. This book has complete copy and paste solutions, and it also shows how each solution was crafted and how it works. After working through a few of the customizations and picking up some basic skills, you can start to figure out how SharePoint has been put together and start creating your own customizations.
Everything in this book can be done by a Site Owner or a Site Collection Administrator.
Nothing in this book requires the deployment of files to the SharePoint web servers.
Nothing in this book requires programming skills or Visual Studio (but additional skills and tools are always good).
All of the examples can be duplicated using only web parts, SharePoint Designer, and copy and paste from the book's web site.
This is t a branding book, it's all about improving the SharePoint user experience.
While you can duplicate all of the examples using the step by step instructions, the book also explains how and why each one works.
This book has a supporting web site! There you will find all of the source code, a place to ask questions, samples of many of the web parts in a SharePoint site, along with any new additions.
A few of the over 75 customizations and tricks you will find inside:
Color coded calendars and task lists
Replace your home page and web part zones
How the change the site title text: font, color and size, or hide it altogether
How to add a copyright message, or any general header and footer to every page
Add, remove, move and resize web part zones
Customize Quick Launch and the Tree View
Create views that can group by more than two columns
Change a web part's Add new and No items messages
Hide standard menu options such as Upload Multiple and Windows Explorer
Customize the calendar to add color or to strike out canceled events
Highlight past due tasks in a task list
Add open in new window to the Links list web part
Create a random picture web part
Create custom dropdown Top Link bar menus
and many more!
Michael T. Smith Mike is currently a Senior Instructor at MAX Technical Training in Cincinnati, Ohio and has worn many IT hats over the last thirty years as a business owner, developer, tech writer, trainer, DBA and consultant. He is a SharePoint MVP for 2010-2012 and a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). He specializes in SharePoint, SQL Server and .NET development. Mike is a member of the Cincinnati SharePoint User Group leadership team and when time permits, speaks at SharePoint user groups, SharePoint Saturday events and other SharePoint events. Mike has written over 120 training and technical manuals, and now a book!