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Hi I know there are a lot of sharepoint books out there, and I understand there may not be a book for exclusively for sharepoint design, but given that could anyone recommend a good book for someone whose main role as far as sharepoint is primarily themeing and layout.

Note: I am a professional web designer/developer, so I have experience writing a lot of front end code.

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What version of SharePoint are you using? –  Ryan Erickson Mar 13 '13 at 19:07
    
Trying to decide, most like 2013 - will be setting up in late spring. –  picus9 Mar 13 '13 at 21:32
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You didn't specify a SharePoint version so here's a round-up of authors & books you can trust

For SharePoint 2007 :

Professional SharePoint Design http://www.amazon.com/Professional-SharePoint-Design-Jacob-Sanford/dp/047028580X/ref=sr_1_45?ie=UTF8&qid=1363205063&sr=8-45 This one was handy back in the 2007 era.

For SharePoint 2010 :

Professional SharePoint 2010 Branding and User Interface Design from Randy http://www.amazon.com/Professional-SharePoint-Branding-Interface-Design/dp/0470584645/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363204992&sr=8-1

SharePoint 2010 branding in practice: a guide for web developers From Yaroslav http://www.amazon.com/SharePoint-2010-branding-practice-developers/dp/1460908732/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1363204993&sr=8-6 (his latest book regarding SP2013 also tacke branding)

Pro SharePoint Designer 2010 from Steve Wright http://www.amazon.com/SharePoint-Designer-2010-Professional-Apress/dp/1430236175/ref=sr_1_36?ie=UTF8&qid=1363205031&sr=8-36 (APress has some serious SharePoint books. Their Pro SP Search is still a marvel to read)

For SharePoint 2013 :

For SharePoint 2013, common branding techniques from 2010 mostly still applies but the new Design Manager / Theming engine / Channels mechanisms will bring a bunch of dedicated ebooks (watch out for the Randy one !)

Happy reading.

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awesome list, thanks –  picus9 Mar 13 '13 at 21:34
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I have heard good things about Professional SharePoint Branding

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Thanks, that looks good, I am hoping they will update for 2013. –  picus9 Mar 13 '13 at 21:33
    
Ya the 2013 versions should be coming out in the next few months but a lot of the same techniques still apply. –  Ryan Erickson Mar 13 '13 at 21:34
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