Following will be the Table of Contents for the SharePoint Designer book (currently due to come out by Dec 31, 2008).
Disclaimer: As with any pre-release book, changes to the TOC are possible.
Part I, “The Basics”
Provides an overview of SharePoint Designer, SharePoint technology, and their relationship to one another.
Chapter 1: Exploring SharePoint Designer
Chapter 2: SharePoint from the User’s Perspective
Chapter 3: SharePoint from the Administrator’s Perspective
Chapter 4: SharePoint from a SharePoint Designer’s Perspective
Part II, “Customizing the SharePoint Look and Feel”
Shows how to use SharePoint Designer to customize various aspects of your sites.
Chapter 5: The Anatomy of a SharePoint Page
Chapter 6: Using SharePoint’s CSS Editing Tools
Chapter 7: The Anatomy of a Theme
Chapter 8: Publishing Master Pages and Layouts
Part III, “Applications without Programming”
Shows how SharePoint Designer can create many powerful applications that in the past would have required considerable programming effort.
Chapter 9: Building Your Own Workflows
Chapter 10: Working with SharePoint Data
Chapter 11: Advanced Data Access: External Data and More
Chapter 12: Working with Forms
Part IV, “Programming on the Client Side”
Demonstrates some tools provided by SharePoint and SharePoint Designer to enable even more custom interactivity.
Chapter 13: The Content Editor Web Part
Chapter 14: The SharePoint Client-side Object Model
Part V, “Beyond SharePoint Designer”
Takes you far past the built-in capabilities of SharePoint Designer with extensions, add-ins, migration, and conversion tools.
Chapter 15: Creating Workflow Elements in Visual Studio
Chapter 16: Custom Web Parts
Chapter 17: SharePoint Designer Add-ins
Chapter 18: A Little Administration
Appendix A: A Brief History of SharePoint and SharePoint Designer