SPD_WEBDEV: SharePoint 2010 Designer for Web Development

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About this Course

This course addresses specific skills for using SharePoint Designer 2010 to modify look and feel of SharePoint 2010 sites, and to improve functionality including BDC capabilities.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for SharePoint developers that are interested in using SharePoint Designer as a platform for creating site customizations and modifications.

At Course Completion

Navigate and understand the SharePoint Designer environment

  • Create and modify Master Pages
  • Create and modify Page Layouts
  • Create and modify CSS


Using CSS in Designer

  • Setting the CSS and Color Coding Page Editor Options
  • Identifying Styles in Cascading Style Sheets
  • Identifying Styles on Content Pages
  • Creating and Attaching CSS Files
  • Creating Styles
  • Modifying and Deleting Styles
  • Understanding SharePoint’s CSS Inheritance
  • Using CSS Reports

Creating Custom Publishing Page Layouts

  • Creating a Publishing Site
  • Understanding Web Content Management in SharePoint Server 2010
  • Understanding the Page Model
  • Creating a Page Layout
  • Modifying a Page Layout
  • Approving a Page Layout
  • Restoring an Earlier Version of a Page Layout
  • Detaching and Reattaching a Page Layout

Customizing and Managing Master Pages

  • Understanding Master Pages
  • Copying and Saving a Master Page
  • Customizing a Master Page
  • Changing the Default Master Page
  • Managing Content Placeholders
  • Creating a Web Page from a Master Page
  • Exporting Master Pages
  • Resetting a Master Page to the Site Definition

Working With BDC Libraries and Web Parts

  • What Is Business Connectivity Services
  • Creating Database External Data Sources
  • Creating External Content Types
  • Creating Office Application External Content Types
  • Creating and Managing External Lists
  • Working with Office Application External Content Types
  • Exporting and Using the BDC Model
  • Managing External Content Types


Attendees should have attended formal SharePoint Site Manager training or have a solid knowledge and experience with SharePoint 2010 site management and configuration tools. They should also have web editing experience and familiarity with HTML, XML, and CSS.