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Multiple Portals on same SharePoint Server

  Asked By: Courtney    Date: Jan 07    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 868

I am new to both, this grp and SharePoint Technology.

My question:

I have two Portal sites on same web server, I want to distinguish
thier look n feel ie the layouts... everything should be different.
Imagine these Portal sites two location sites of same company.

Now, Is it possible to customize the look n feel for those two Portal
Sites, and HOW??



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Patricia Richardson     Answered On: Jan 07

In the portal  settings, you can specify a custom .css file to use as the
portal's cascading style sheet. Make 2 copies of sps.css in
c:\...\LAYOUTS\1033\STYLES - one for each portal. You will find that
most of the changes you want to make can be handled through
modifications to the style sheet classes.

Answer #2    Answered By: Laura Walker     Answered On: Jan 07

I'm sorry. I didn't read your original post very carefully.

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Changes to the style sheets will get you as far as modifications to color schemes, background images, and fonts. You won't be able to do layout changes, which is the part I missed when I originally read your post.

But, there are ways to accomplish layout changes, by which I assume you mean things such as:

o Moving the menu from the top to the left side bar

o Moving the search box to another part of the page

o Adding a footer

o In general, moving things from one part of the page to another

You can create what are called custom site definition templates, and modify the backend .aspx pages in the templates. There are a number of blogs out there on how to do it. Here is one: weblogs.asp.net/.../108396.aspx.

Keep in mind the best practice of not editing the files in any of the default SPSXXX directories. Make copies of the original folders, and make your changes there. Then follow the steps in the blog to register the new site definition templates in the XML files.

Answer #3    Answered By: Deven Ghurye     Answered On: Jan 07

Dont forget to check out CSS Style 'guru' Heahter Solomons' Blog/Site


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