Plan Web site structure and publishing (Office SharePoint Server)

Applies To: Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2015-06-02

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 includes features you can use to implement the structure, navigation, and appearance of Web sites and to control how your sites are authored, approved, and published. The articles in this chapter will guide you in planning your Web site's structure, authoring environment, and publishing environment.

The articles in this chapter include:

  • Determine the information architecture of your site suggests methods for surveying and recording the information requirements of your Web site. This is an important preliminary step in Web site planning.

  • Determine sites and subsites introduces Office SharePoint Server 2007 site collections, sites, and subsites, and recommends a method for planning and recording your site's structure.

  • Plan site navigation (Office SharePoint Server) reviews the Office SharePoint Server 2007 navigation model and provides guidance about planning your site's navigational experience.

  • Plan Web pages first introduces the elements of Web pages: master pages, content pages, layout pages, style sheets, Web Parts, and server field controls. Next, this article provides guidance about how to plan each element of the Web pages in your publishing site.

  • Plan Web page authoring describes the two methods of authoring Web sites based on Office SharePoint Server 2007 — browser-based authoring and smart-client authoring — and it also describes how to plan and configure your Web site's authoring environment.

  • Plan variations describes how to plan and implement a set of Web sites that all derive from a source site, so that content can be tailored to suit different cultures, markets, or geographic regions.

  • Plan content approval and scheduling describes how to plan your team's method of approving content for publication and how to configure that content's publication schedule.

  • Plan content deployment describes how to plan the deployment of Web site content from an authoring or staging server environment to a production environment.

  • Plan for collaboration sites describes how to plan collaboration sites in your authoring or production environment to be available for teams or groups of users to collaborate on projects or to share information.

  • Plan for multilingual sites describes how to determine the multilingual needs of your Web sites and plan for multilingual site deployment.

  • White paper: Plan for building multilingual solutions describes how to use Office SharePoint Server 2007 in scenarios where content is managed across different languages.