If you’ve attended one of my classes you know that I recommend everyone get a copy of Ted Pattison’s and Dan Larson’s Inside Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 by MSPRESS. This is my favorite book on SharePoint v3 and is number one on my “ AC’s Best Damn SharePoint Books ” list.
If you can’t read the whole thing, you have to at least read chapters 2 on “SharePoint Architecture” & 3 on “Pages & Design”. Well, thankfully for those of you who hadn’t read it yet you can now! These two excerpts have been posted on MSDN for your viewing pleasure!