In the context of SharePoint, branding usually refers to the application of a corporate image (colors, fonts, logos, and imagery) to SharePoint sites.

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How do I set a page to use the custom master page instead of the default?

This is probably a simple thing, but it's not easily googleable with all the discussion of branding/customizing a sharepoint site. I can't find a reliable source on how to set a page to use the ...
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ID on the body tag

We have a custom master page for our sites. If on the home page we wish to style it differntley to all the other pages (including the homepage of sub sites). Normaly to do something like this I would ...
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Webparts in the left side bar

Is it possible to get webparts in the left side bar? I have a custom .master page and the business wants more items on the left. From what I can see with web parts you can only put them in the ...
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'Publish' missing in SharePoint Designer 2010

When I try to publish a new master page in SharePoint Designer 2010, the publish options are missing. Also, I can't do anything from the Master Page gallery within SharePoint as the needed options ...
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Floating Ribbon and page height

I followed the instructions here for removing sharepoint's ribbon positioning system and letting the ribbon float at the top. It works great, but the height of my outer divs for my custom branding ...
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SmallSearchInputBox on the search result page

I have a custome master page. On this I am including the SmallSearchInputBox control at the top of the page. <asp:ContentPlaceHolder ID="PlaceHolderSearchArea" runat="server"> ...
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How to override styles in SharePoint

I currently am using a custom LI style to present images of youtube clips. The style seems to be working as intended. The issue is that SharePoint is also applying a bullet on the side of each image ...
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How to add a custom footer navigation to SP2010 Master Page?

I'd appreciate any suggestion on how to add a custom footer navigation similar to the one found at http://www.washington.edu to a master page? The link doesn't have to be automatically generated as ...
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SharePoint 2010 branding - I see it (as site admin) but rest users don't

Our web developer helped me customize our SharePoint 2010 web application (few images and colors). Very basic. He made changes to the master page and I selected that master page and applied it to ...
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Feature Activation Logic (Prevent Activation)

I have three site collection features used to set branding throughout the site collection. I want to prevent the accidental activation of one of the features if one of the three is already activated; ...
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Sharepoint Themes

I've looked through some books and read a bit online, but am unclear on a particular point. I have a project where we want to use a completely custom layout on top of a SharePoint Foundation 2010 ...
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Does the level of effort justify using SharePoint 2010 as a public facing webportal?

I have a predicament in a project I'm currently involved in. Due to the nature of the project and the customer, I will not be able to disclose any detailed information regarding the actual project, ...
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How to change the color of the current location in Quick Launch?

I'm very new to SharePoint, so I need y'alls' help. I am desperately trying to change the color of the selected navigation in the Quick Launch. Right now, it is a baby-blueish kinda' color. No problem ...
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Rebrand a SharePoint portal

I'm a beginner in SharePoint so forgive me if the question is too simple. I've been given a task to revamp an existing SharePoint portal. I will basically focus on the visual branding and also on ...
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Masterpage upgrade from 2007 to 2010 while still supporting 2007

I'm currently upgrading a SharePoint site with a custom master page from 2007 to 2010. We want to be able to let the user decide when to migrate their site from 2007 L&F to 2010 L&F using the ...
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How do I customize these master page areas?

I am creating a custom SharePoint 2010 master page. I am basing it off of the v4.master. As part of the customization, I would like to hide the "Libraries" part, Discussions, Recycle bin. I would like ...
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How to brand the top link bar?

I created a SharePoint Foundation site and want to brand the top link bar. How do I do that?
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branding problems in sharepoint2010

I am stuck in a situation where I do not understand the default behavior of SharePoint 2010 while using SPModalDialog. I am using codeplex starter.master for further customising and branding. I ...
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Including Description with Page Layout

I'm deploying a couple of custom page layouts as part of a feature for SharePoint 2010, and am having issues including the description with the page layout. I'm looking to include descriptive text as ...
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Reducing space above the Ribbon

Does anyone know how to reduce the space above the ribbon in the standard SharePoint 2010 masterpage (see image below) There are a bunch of assorted classes and divs all over the place, but none seem ...
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Can I use the same master page between Site Collections?

I've created a root site collection from the Publishing site collection template and am using a custom master page to style the site. If I create another site collection how am I able to use the same ...
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How to change the style of the Search box?

I would like to change the image next to the search box to a styled input button. Do I need to create a new delegate control to do this? Can I do this with css, if so how? This is the standard ...
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I get this error “Unable to load assembly group” when deploying the following Branding101 Sandbox solution

I'm following this Branding example - Creating the Branding101 Project When I get to the Deploy, I get this error in Visual Studio Error occurred in deployment step 'Add Solution': Unable to ...
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Hiding Login for WCM on Internet site

What is the best solution for hiding login control on public facing WCM sites? Obviously putting the whole thing in a div would be straight forward but then, I don't see how people that will need ...
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SharePoint 2010 CSS Reference

For SharePoint 2007, Heather Solomon made a reference chart for all CSS elements used by SharePoint 2007 so that they could be overridden when branding a SharePoint 2010 site. Does any such reference ...
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Common masterpage for multilple web applications

Is there anyway we can use a common master page for multiple web application so that changes done in this master page will reflect in all the web applications.
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How to deploy custom theme + css + masterpage and apply it automatically to every newly created Team site

Greetings... Well, the title pretty much says it all. Users will be able to create numerous new team sites, and I need to make sure that custom theme and css are automatically applied. Also, I need ...
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How to customize SharePoint 2010 mobile view

I am stuck on developing a mobile view for my SP2010 publishing portal. It is Internet-facing with custom pages / web parts (e.g. http://server/Pages/customPage.aspx with custom webparts on it). The ...
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How to brand MySites in SharePoint 2010?

How can you brand MySites in SharePoint 2010 so that all the pages look the same, including personal sites the users create? Changing 'mysite.master' only has an effect on some of the pages, not the ...
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SSRS ReportViewerWebPart Height Issue

I am working with a customized page that has an embedded ReportViewerWebPart inside of a content tag. In this case, it's inside of "PlaceHolderMain". It looks like this: <asp:Content ...
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SharePoint 2010 header user control added > appearing on all forms?? help

I added a user control in the master page for a particular site definition. All good however the problem occurs when I open the dialog to add new documents for example. The user control appears ...
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Branding SharePoint 2010 After the Fact

I am relatively new to SharePoint branding, but have experience in other developing aspects and administration. With SharePoint 2010, am I asking for trouble by getting my site (intranet for a ...
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can we replace the search box controls with standard controls without using a “Feature”?

In sharepoint 2010, can we just add a text box and a button to the master page, and when the button gets a click it queries the regular sharepoint search page and pass the barameters? if yes what ...
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How do we change the search box image?

We want to change the look of the search box, specifically the image. CSS won't work. We have a regular publishing site in SP2010 and we're modifying the master page v4.master. The current image ...
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What is the easiest way to style/design the search box in SP2010?

I think we have three options, correct me if wrong: Implement a feature Override the search classes in my style.css (.s4-search table, .s4-search input, .s4-search .ms-searchimage) Implement a new ...
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Role based logo and UI in wss 3.0

I have to show user based logo and UI in wss 3.0. How can i do this? Can I customize master page or theme for users? Is there inbuilt option for this? It would be better if I could do this without ...
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In breadcrumb site listed twice moss 2007

On some of our pages the breadcrumb lists a site twice in a row. the first one is a link, the second is not. The pages have different payout pages. Has anyone seen this, or know how to fix it?
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CSS Files in _Layouts or Document Library?

There's been a lively conversation (such as it can be in 140 chars) lately about whether it is better to put CSS files on the disk in the _layouts folder or to store them in a Document Library in the ...
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Customizing application.master

Whats the best way to customize application.master Master Page without going into the "Microsoft's Unsupported Environment" state?
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How to customize the “You are not allowed to respond again to this survey” SharePoint page?

When a user tries to respond more than once to a survey that does not allow more than one response, the user gets a SharePoint error page saying "You are not allowed to respond again to this survey". ...
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How to customize the “access denied” sharepoint page

Is there a way to customize the "access denied" page that users get when trying to access a page they are not allowed to access? I need this page to have the same look and feel of the site rather ...
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Styling navigation in MOSS publishing sites

I am currently new to the Navigation control that is used for the top nav bar on MOSS publishing sites. The collection is using a top navigation bar that has a series of subsites listed as defined by ...
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What is the best way to implement custom branding?

We branded our site with a custom master page, alternate CSS, and site theme. Everytime we create new sites or site collections we have to manually setup these things to get a consistent look. Is ...
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Auto-adjust left navigation width in master page

I am editing the following master page which my current SharePoint site is using (I am using SharePoint 2007 + Windows Server 2008), http://www.mediafire.com/file/mmvj5ijgm3j/BlueBand.master ...
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How to change the width of left navigation area

I am using SharePoint Server 2007 x64 and Windows Server 2008 x64. I have setup a site with template publishing portal. I have grant anonymous access to all the site. I am using top global navigation ...
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Change logo issue in SharePoint

I am using SharePoint Server 2007 x64 and Windows Server 2008 x64. I have setup a site with template publishing portal. I have grant anonymous access to all the site. I want to change site logo ...
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Quick steps to making SharePoint 2007 cross-browser sexy

Most of the time when starting a new SharePoint intranet project, I get the comment "oh, looks like SharePoint". This is never said in a positive and excited manner! The default looks and themes are ...