If you are familiar with Visual Studio, the first thing you will notice about the design environment is that SharePoint Designer looks remarkably similar to Visual Studio. The other thing that may catch your eye (especially, if you are using a large monitor) is that there is a big expanse of nothingness in the middle of the screen. This blank canvas is where we will build our creation.
If we have already altered the task panes that are open in the designer, we can reset the task panes to the default view by clicking on Task Panes | Reset Workspace Layout.
Because we are not currently editing a page, the contents of these task panes are either empty or grayed out.
We can open any of the 24 task panes that SharePoint Designer provides us with...