Thursday, December 06, 2007

Which Master Page Shall I Use in Built-In Master Pages in MOSS 07 ?

Hi All,

In MOSS 2007,there's 9 Master Pages built-In on any create site in Sharepoint 2007.

The Question is : Which Master Pages shall I use for my Site ?

Case #1: Blue Vertical / Black Vertical
This is the best choice in case you are building an internet sites with good representations of the WCM related columns,No Top Navugation only Left Navigation which is most required on internet sites.

Case #2: Blue Tabs
Is the best alternative for default master page .The difference is the tabbed representations of the top navigation.

Case #3: Blue Band / balck Band / Blue Glass Band
Same as Default master page with both Top and Left navigation,the best selection for starting to customize the default master page.

Orange Sigle Level & Black Single Level : same as blue band master pages with different on Color Combinations.

Or you can still use the default master page with full control on the top and left navigation and customize it but it will take much work on your customizations.

The Good starter from my point for your customization is Blue Band Master page coz it contains the minimal that u want to put on your master page with site actions and navigation.

Hope this Tip help.

Moustafa arafa


Anonymous said...

i am using inbuilt master page but unable to understand how to change the font color and size of webpart title bars. pls guide me through the same..
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Moustafa El-Zoughby said...


open your site using SharePoint Designer and refer to css file,and from there you can change your styles.

Hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

i am creating my own masterpage and CSS for a team site by using share point designing to deploy this new master page and style sheet in MOSS 2007?I don't want to use in bult-in master pages in MOSS 2007!
can i locate this new master page in bult-in master page dropdown list?
plz guide me. u can send email on

Moustafa El-Zoughby said...

to do so: you have to create a feature for your custom master page ,below post shows how to do it :

Asiph said...

i am using blue tab master page and build some subsites, each having blue tab master page, when i enter web part in right zone, i get horizontal scrolling in my page, i want to avoid this scrolling how can i do this.

thanks in advance.