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Phil’s Top 10 Best Practices for Branding SharePoint (Part 2 of 10)

In the last post of mine, I discussed certain implications that come with using SharePoint Designer to brand your SharePoint sites. This post will discuss the prefered alternative to SharePoint Designer, building custom site definitions. However, I must start by saying that this philosphophy is by no means a SharePoint standard. Andrew Connell, who’s probably one of the most well known and respected SharePiont MVP’s ever, begs to differ. Check out this powerful comment on one of his blog posts:

I still do everything I can to avoid creating site definitions. They are too big and cumbersome making it hard to debug when problems arise. Most importantly, they are very inflexible; once one a site has been created off a site definition, it should never be directly changed.” – Andrew Connell


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posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 6:56 AM


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