Microsoft SharePoint Designer is a successor of Microsoft FrontPage but focuses on designing and modifying Microsoft SharePoint websites only. It is the tool of choice for building efficient SharePoint applications.
Initially a trialware, it was made a freeware in March, 2009.
Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013 provides you with tools to automate your business processes and tailor your SharePoint site to your needs, all in an IT-managed environment.
Using SharePoint Designer 2013, advanced users and developers alike can get a quick start on SharePoint development projects and create SharePoint solutions in response to business needs.
Advanced users can compose no-code solutions that encompass a variety of common scenarios, from collaborative sites and web publishing to Line-Of-Business data integration, business intelligence solutions, and human workflows, leveraging the building blocks available in SharePoint in an easy to use environment.
- Build solutions faster to enhance team productivity and efficiency
- Design compelling SharePoint sites tailored to your organization's needs
- Site administrators and IT managers: maintain control of your sites
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2013 is required for SharePoint site customization, workflow design, and application building functionality.