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Making a new SharePoint Portal Server..any suggestions

  Asked By: Damaris    Date: Jun 22    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1246

I have been placed in charge of creating a new look and feel OF SP. I
need to gather my peers suggestions for might come or what they might
Has anyone had to do this before? Can you provide any suggestions that
will make this process much easier on me. Or maybe what yopu have done

Can anyone share any examples of there SP Portal? Looks and or feels
or what they currently have.



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Cassie Snyder     Answered On: Jun 22


This was my learning effort. but it mimics our internal SP system in

Had to touch all the templates because the image sizes were different
(especially the logo) but if you can make new images to fit in the
allotted space, you can achieve everything through CSS. One word of
caution though - if you have allowed your users to edit with FrontPage,
your changes will not appear on those pages.

Answer #2    Answered By: Parijat Pathak     Answered On: Jun 22

If you are excellent with html/dhtml and Frongpage then FP is the best bet.
You can dynamically/easily change the look of sharepoint.

But please be VERY CAREFUL while using FP - it might corrupt your site if you
miss out.

Answer #3    Answered By: Ella Sargent     Answered On: Jun 22

I have to disagree, as the solution below requires the developer to edit
every single instance of a page in your Portal. A better option is to modify
the Site and Area definition files located at C:\Program Files\Common
Files\Microsoft\web server  extensions\60\TEMPLATE\1033

1. Make sure you make a copy of the whole folder before you make
changes (in case you need to refer back)

2. Although this is a fairly extensive undertaking, it will pay off as
you add new content. It will look like the rest of your site as soon as you
create it. (With the Frontpage option, a developer will need to make the
same changes to each and every page that is created into the future.)

Answer #4    Answered By: Ahmad Johns     Answered On: Jun 22

I've only played around with portal  "look and feel" a bit yet myself - but
you may find this blog userful (I have), from a helpful & experienced SPS


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