Part 1 - The BasicsPart 2 - User InterfacePart 3 - TriggersPart 4 - Timer JobsPart 5 - Configuration OverviewPart 6 - Configuration InternalsPart 7 - Variation Hierarchy CreationPart 8 - Creating Page VariantsPart 9 - Creating Site VariantsPart 10 - Restructuring the HierarchyPart 11 - Variations Fixup ToolPart 12 - CustomizationPart 13 - LoggingPart 14 - TroubleshootingPart 15 - "View Changes" ButtonPart 16 - Translation SupportPart 17 - MOSS 2007 vs. SP 2010Part 18 - FAQ
The variation system is integrated in the user interface of a site collection in five different locations:
The variation system adds three links to the site collection administration section of the site settings page which will be discussed in further chapters:
The variation system registers a delegate control in each of the default master pages to allow easy integration of a variation label menu on publishing pages in the variation hierarchy:
The variation system allows to associate page layouts with specific variation labels to allow the implementation of different designs in different labels, to support different layouts for different devices, languages (e.g. LTR vs. RTL support) and cultures:
The variation system integrates into the context menu of sites and pages in the variation system to support spawning new sites and pages from this dialog. In addition, manage content and structure shows variation sites with a different icon than other sites:
The variation system extends the ribbon with additional operations related to the current publishing page:
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