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SharePoint 2010 for Web Designers - Part 3, Master Pages

by Ted Pattison

Learn how to create a custom master page for SharePoint 2010.

What you'll learn

This course covers how to create and customize master pages in SharePoint 2010. You will learn about the structure and layout of the standard SharePoint 2010 master page named v4.master. You will also learn how to create a starter master page which contains the essential placeholders and server-side controls that SharePoint 2010 requires on every master page. Special attention is given to creating a navigation scheme for the top link bar and the quick launch bar using delegate controls so that your master pages work equally well in both team sites and publishing sites.

About the author

Ted Pattison is an author, instructor and co-founder of Critical Path Training (, a company dedicated to education on SharePoint technologies. For the last five years Ted has worked with Microsoft’s Developer Platform Evangelism group researching and authoring SharePoint training material for early adopters. Ted started working with SharePoint 2010 in August of 2008 and since that time has led a series of 5-day training class... more

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