Overview of SharePoint 2003 and Introduction to the Components of the User Interface, Part Two

Overview of SharePoint 2003 and Introduction to the Components of the User Interface Part Two

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The Components of the SharePoint 2003 User Interface

Within SharePoint, Microsoft has provided several ways to customize the user interface of both SPS and WSS. This is great because we have several options for customization and we can select the method that best suits our needs and skill set. Continue reading

Overview of SharePoint 2003 and Introduction to the Components of the User Interface, Part One

SharePoint 2003 is a sea of terminology. Portal, WSS, templates, definitions, web parts, CAML, unghosting, areas, themes… the list could go on for quite some time. We hear these terms on newsgroups and blogs and in articles. It seems like to learn one thing in SharePoint we have to research and understand 5 more topics. On the surface SharePoint is a complex web of options, choices, components and intertwined dependencies. But under the layers of administration screens and options, SharePoint is much simpler. Continue reading

The Beauty of Custom Lists

I like custom lists. I use them all the time. I think they are a bit of an
underutilized gem in SharePoint. Perhaps it is the developer mind which usually
thinks custom request requires a custom solution. With a custom list you do get
a custom solution, just without the mess of doing it yourself. When I say custom list I am referring to the option on the Create page in a
SharePoint site. This is how you get to it: Continue reading