I have been building web sites for some time now (using Dreamweaver – but almost exclusively working with the code directly). I have been asked to build a site and I’ve been told that they are running sharepoint 2010. This is fairly new to me as I’ve always built sites for Apache on Linux in the past.
I’ve done some research and it looks like sharepoint is a sort of cross between a web server / sql server / Front Page. Is this so? This might just be me being snobbish, but isn’t that just a sort of lazy (and very expensive) way to do something not very special? Call me old school but I quite like coding directly and working with .conf files – having WYSIWYG editors and set-up wizards make me feel like I’m not building a site, that its being done for me.
I can’t really see much point in it tbh, but I could be wrong. If any of you have used sharepoint and/or can shed more light on it for me, that would be much appreciated.
At my job, I maintain a small sharepoint site (not 2010).
Its good for being able to share files and information, but I hated that it was so static. I couldn’t completely customize the way it looked. You can make a webpart that is HTML/CSS code and format that however you want. But that Webpart fits within the normal page structure. Without a lot of hassle, there is no good way to completely customize the looks on a controlled sharepoint system.
I kinda wish we just had a regular site instead for my project. Sharepoint can be quick and dirty though.
on: 8th February 10