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SILVERLIGHT AND THE CREATE PAGE
If you have Silverlight installed, the Create page changes its look. It doesn’t necessarily make it
more useful, just different looking. So if your Create page doesn’t look like Figure 4.44, then you
probably have Silverlight installed.
The Site Settings page is another administrative page that contains nothing but links;
however, this one does comply with standard site page design, containing a Quick Launch bar
and title area (Figure 4.45). It’s on the Site Settings page that you administer everything about
a site, from permissions to look and feel to managing features. For the top-level site, you also
have settings related to the site collection as a whole. And for this reason, the page doesn’t
need more than headings to organize the links, and it links to configuration pages, very much
like the category pages in a Central Administration site for the farm (see Chapter 11, “Central
Administration,” for more information).
Then there is the Recycle Bin. As you saw in the sidebar “Quick Launch Tips” earlier in this
chapter, this page follows the formatting of the previous versions of SharePoint, with links
above the list of items enabling you to take action on a selected item—Restore Selection and
Delete Selection (if there were anything deleted to select). In addition, it has all the normal
navigation aids, as well as the search field and help icon.
And there is also the Site Permissions page (Figure 4.46). This page is formatted to be more
current, with a Permission Tools ribbon bar.
As you can see, there are buttons in the Site Permissions ribbon relevant to working with site
permissions—which brings up a good point. Generally, with administrative pages, if what is
going to be done on that page is particularly complicated, with a number of different settings
and configurations, it is likely to have a ribbon bar. Although the page might have an action
bar of links from the previous version of SharePoint, if you don’t see a ribbon bar, it is usually
because the particular page doesn’t need it. For example, a new document library page has no
ribbon bar or links, because it is needed only to accept configuration settings to create a new site
(Figure 4.47). Many pages in Central Administration are designed this way.
 
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