3.2. Creating HTML Pages
From time to time, you may need to create a static web page on your team site. Although you could create the page externally and link to it with a Page Viewer Web Part, you can also take advantage of the built-in HTML features of SharePoint Services. You can create a page by adding text, pictures, and tables through your web browser without writing any HTML code. By default, all of the web pages you create are stored in the shared documents library.
To create an HTML page in SharePoint Services:
Figure 3-4 shows the New Basic Page, which is used to create new HTML pages for your team site:
Figure 3-4. Create basic web page form
Figure 3-5 shows the Rich Text Editor - Web Page Dialog box that is launched after you click the Create button. You can use the Web Page Dialog box to create simple
pages without writing
Figure 3-5. Web Page Dialog box
3.3. Sharing Information Between Web Parts
SharePoint Services Web Parts can communicate with other Web Parts. Web Parts can be connected and synchronized to each other and to external data sources. The SharePoint architecture supports
that allow you to configure one Web Part to provide information and another to
For example, at your company's human resources team site, each employee's file might contain the scheduled dates for performance reviews. The Employee File document library would pass the scheduled dates to the announcement Web Part. The announcement list would automatically retrieve new review dates from the Employee File document library and update itself
3.3.1. Providing Information to a Web Part
To provide information to a Web Part:
Figure 3-6 shows how you can configure a Web Part to provide information to another Web Part without writing any configuration code.
Figure 3-6. Configuring the Employee File Web Part to provide information to the Announcements Web Part
The Employee File Web Part will now broadcast information to the announcements Web Part.
3.3.2. Consuming Information from a Web Part
Not only do you have to establish the link from the provider Web Part (the Employee File) to the consuming Web Part (the announcements list), you also have to tell the consumer Web Part how to use the information. In this example, you want the announcements list to display a new row based on the data sent by the Employee File Web Part.
To consume information from a Web Part:
Figure 3-7 shows how you can configure a Web Part to consume information from another Web Part without writing any configuration code.
Figure 3-7. Configuring the announcements Web Part to consume information from the Employee File Web Part