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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 This one was handy back in the 2007 era.

For SharePoint 2010 :

Professional SharePoint 2010 Branding and User Interface Design from Randy

SharePoint 2010 branding in practice: a guide for web developers From Yaroslav (his latest book regarding SP2013 also tacke branding)

Pro SharePoint Designer 2010 from Steve Wright (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

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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