Branding SharePoint 2010 Training

Course #:WA1957

Branding SharePoint 2010 Training

This 3-day instructor-led course will teach you how to brand both a collaborative and publishing SharePoint site, and discuss the best practices for branding SharePoint. When it comes to working with SharePoint, there always seems to be a gap between developers and designers. This course aims to reduce that gap and help both designers and developers know what is required to make the SharePoint user interface look really nice and functional.

What you will learn

  After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Understand the branding process for both SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010.
  • Know how to properly plan for a SharePoint branding project.
  • Understand some simple branding techniques as well as know how to work with the SharePoint navigation.
  • Describe how Cascading Style Sheets, master pages, page layouts, Web Parts, and deployment are utilized in SharePoint 2010.
  • Work with the SharePoint 2010 ribbon, the client-side object model, jQuery, and Silverlight.


  • Anyone that has been and will be working with SharePoint from a designing perspective.


  Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Understanding of SharePoint site elements (Lists, Libraries, Content Types, etc)
  • CSS, HTML, ASP.Net


  Three days; Instructor-Led

Outline of Branding SharePoint 2010 Training

Chapter 1: What Is SharePoint Branding?

  • Definition of Branding
  • SharePoint 2010 Versions
  • Types of SharePoint Websites
  • How Branding Works in SharePoint
  • Approaches to Branding in SharePoint 2010

Chapter 2: What’s New in SharePoint 2010

  • Overview of New Features in SharePoint 2010
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Standards Compliance in SharePoint 2010
  • Migrating from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010

Chapter 3: Planning for Branding

  • Requirements Analysis
  • Common SharePoint Branding Questions
  • Creating Wireframes
  • Creating Realistic Design Comps
  • Converting Design Comps into Working HTML and CSS  

Chapter 4: SharePoint Designer 2010 Overview 

  • What’s New in SharePoint Designer 2010
  • Branding with SharePoint Designer 2010
  • Modifying CSS
  • Working with Master Pages and CSS
  • Using Views and the XSL T List View Web Part
  • Workflows
  • Connecting to Data Sources
  • Restricting Access to SharePoint Designer

Chapter 5: Simple Branding 101

  • Editing Pages
  • Creating Branded Page Content with the Ribbon
  • SharePoint 2010 Themes
  • Overriding CSS
  • Creating Simple Custom Master Pages

Chapter 6: Working with Navigation

  • Planning Site Navigation
  • Business Requirements
  • Types of SharePoint Navigation
  • Breadcrumb Navigation
  • Navigation Web Parts
  • Metadata Navigation
  • SharePoint Navigation and Multiple Site Collections
  • Working with Navigation in Master Pages
  • Using Non-SharePoint Navigation

Chapter 7: Cascading Style Sheets in SharePoint

  • What Is CSS?
  • Best Practices for CSS
  • CSS in SharePoint

Chapter 8: Master Pages

  • Understanding Master Pages
  • Master Pages in SharePoint
  • Required Placeholders
  • Page Layouts and SharePoint Master Pages
  • Out-of-the-Box Master Pages
  • Applying Master Pages in SharePoint
  • Creating Custom Master Pages
  • Upgrading SharePoint 2007 Master Pages
  • Applying Custom CSS
  • Working with the Ribbon
  • Handling Dialogs and Custom Branding
  • Working with Navigation
  • Search Centers and Minimal.Master

Chapter 9: Page Layouts

  • Understanding Page Layouts
  • Applying Page Layouts to Content
  • Out-of-the-Box Page Layouts
  • Content Types and Site Columns
  • Page Layout Structure
  • Creating Page Layouts
  • Creating a Simple Page Layout with SharePoint Designer
  • Creating a Custom Content Type for Page Layouts

Chapter 10: Web Parts and XSLT               

  • What Are Web Parts?
  • Types of Web Parts in SharePoint
  • Adding a Web Part to a Page
  • Using the Content Editor Web Part
  • Using the XSL T List View Web Part
  • Creating a Content Rollup with the Content Query Web Part

Chapter 11: Deploying Branding in SharePoint

  • Introduction to Branding Deployment in SharePoint
  • Customized and Un-customized Files
  • Options for Deploying SharePoint Branding Assets
  • Deploying Un-customized Files Using Features and Solutions
  • Features
  • Solutions
  • Updating the Solution

Chapter 12: Page Editing and the Ribbon

  • Using the Ribbon to Create Consistent Content
  • Adding Custom Styles to the Ribbon
  • Adding Custom Buttons to the SharePoint Ribbon

Chapter 13: Object Model and jQuery

  • Understanding the Client Object Model
  • Objects Supported by the Client Object Model
  • Common List Operations
  • Using jQuery with SharePoint 2010

Chapter 14: Silverlight and SharePoint Integration

  • Silverlight Features
  • Silverlight Tools
  • Out-of-the-Box
  • Silverlight Web Part
  • The Client Object Model
  • Referencing the Client Object Model
  • Reading Lists with the Client Object Model
We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.