Wednesday, April 20, 2005

New Training Class For SharePoint Web Developers

Over the past two years we have noticed that there are really two types of developers that are working with SharePoint: 1) .NET Developers and 2) Web Developers. Sometimes a person falls into both categories, but more often than not a developer is either one or the other.

In general, .NET Developers focus more on customizing the functionality of SharePoint 2003 by writing custom web parts and using the object model. Web Developers, on the other hand, focus more on branding and look and feel customizations and in many cases do not have .NET programming backgrounds - they work more with HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc. We have a great 5-day class for .NET Developers, but up until now we have not had a class specifically oriented towards Web Developers.

One of our instructors, Kevin Pine, is an experienced web developer. Before SharePoint, he developed numerous commercial websites. In addition to his technical skills, he has a background as a graphic artist and professional photographer, so he is able to design very visually appealing web sites.

Now, Kevin has applied his artistic and web site design talents to SharePoint 2003. Over the past year he has been working on a new course specifically targeted to professional web developers. It is now ready to go and the first offering will be May 17 - 19 in Nashville, TN.

Read about the new course at