We had a great SharePoint user group meeting this week here in Portland, OR. Jason Noble from Neudesic gave a great presentation on Master Pages in SharePoint Designer. Not only did Jason cover master page controls and structure, he also described a process for going from requirements to completed master page. Neudesic also threw in a Zune give-away, which was awesome.
Jason has shared some documents from his presentation:
Finally, the kind folks over at Netropole are building and will be hosting a user group Web site. More details on that too in the near future.