This article refers to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS
2007) Beta 2 Tech Refresh. Details are subject to change in the RTM version.
One of the MOSS 2007 buzzwords is master pages. But what all does that entail?
How does the master page work with the content in the site and how do we do
things like add web part zones and field controls? To aid and benefit SharePoint
designers and those of us assigned to user interface customization, here is a
break down of the relationships between master pages, page layouts, controls and
content types. This is not a technical breakdown with sample code, this is just
to explain the relationships between these core concepts in MOSS 2007. Continue reading