Friday, August 17, 2012

SharePoint Designer 2010 Best Practices

In this article we will discuss about what are the best practices we need to follow while working with SharePoint designer 2010. Also you can check a very good article on SharePoint 2010 Best Practices.

SharePoint designer 2010 is a very good tool to customize SharePoint 2010.

Here are some best practices we should follow while working in SharePoint designer.

- Never customize out of box master pages like v4.master. It is good to create custom master pages and use
that. You can follow a very good article on how to create custom master page by using SharePoint designer 2010 in SharePoint 2010 here.

- It not good to customize directly on production server directly.
- We should not edit out of box css files rather we should create our own css file and use that. You can check an article on how to use css in visual web part in sharepoint 2010.

- Try to reuse out of box web part rather creating new web parts.

- Try not to modify system or application pages.

- It is not a good idea to apply custom master pages to system application pages.

- When trying to modify any page, Check out the page and after modification Check in and publish the page. There are some pages if you will not publish as a major version, the modifications will not visible to others.

- If you are developing any reusable workflow then it is better to export to visual studion 2010 and make the .wsp for deployment.

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