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And so it begins

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By shane.perran in : SharePoint // Apr 21 2005

I’ve been hounded for many moons to begin blogging but never really got around to it for various reasons; too busy, too lazy, no initiative to name a few. If ever there was something that would spark my interest enough to begin this is it, (it- being Adobe bought Macromedia!).

For years I’ve said the main tools for a web “designer” – are generally Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Illustrator, the thoughts of them being bundled made all the sense in the world, that is of course if they were not by two seperate (and once very much cut-throat) comptetitors. Well I guess that possibility is now very much a reality and I’m quite stoked about it! The thoughts of these great programs possibly being bundled is just fabulous!

Now that I have that out of the way, I guess I’ll explain what my Blog will generally be about. For the most part it will cover SharePoint Customization (gulp!).

I’ll try and cover as many aspects in the creation and UI customization of SharePoint as possible. Those that are starting know the pains, those that are fairly seasoned veterans are still well aware and feel the not-so-fresh wounds.

A small summary of the things I’ll likely cover: Creating SharePoint sites that look like (REAL) websites. DataView’s, Theme creation and setup and all the other quirky little things I’ve learned along the way designing in and for SharePoint using FrontPage 2003.

For the record my “Title” is Creative Lead/Marketing for the Information Worker Solutions division at Infotech Canada. Our main focus over the last several months has been SharePoint development and customization.

As per my nature my Blogs may seem like incoherant ramblings but if you can stick it out I’m sure you’ll find some neat tips.

I’ll try and post step-by-step tutorials whenever possible.

That’s it for now!

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shane.perran has written 606 articles for SharePoint Nation.

3 Responses to "And so it begins"

  1. Amanda Murphy's Xbox and SharePoint Blog May 1, 2005 8:55 pm

    Shane is Blogging! (Another SharePointer)

    Wow! After months and months of nagging – it happened. Shane has finally started blogging. Mind you he has had many websites over the years that in my opinion served to be exactly what blogs are today but that is…

  2. Tariq May 10, 2005 12:41 pm

    Welcome to the blogosphere Shane.

  3. Richard Omoro May 13, 2005 9:02 am

    Hey,
    I have been searching the web for Sharepoint Customization gurus and I think that your blog may be the best I have come across.
    I am from Kenya – a country on the East African coast – and I have no where else to turn for help on Sharepoint customisation in this continent.
    I am currently developing a sharepoint site for the leading Media house in East and Central Africa.
    I will be keenly looking for information at your blog that relates to customising sharepoint sites to look like real websites. I use frontpage 2003 for customization.
    Keep the posts coming!
    Thanks Man.

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