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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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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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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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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SharePoint 2013 hide elements (in body area ) when ribbon is expanded / ribbon is in use

Is there a css class/id in SharePoint 2013 that hide elements when the ribbon is in use? I've got some elements that I don't want to show when the user's in edit mode! In the picture below you can ...
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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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Is there a way to hardcode the masterpage to change/remove the top left 'Sharepoint' text?

We can do it in few lines of powershell: $webApp = Get-SPWebApplication http://tozit-sp:2015 $webApp.SuiteBarBrandingElementHtml = "Awesome Text Goes Here" $webApp.Update() I want to know if there ...
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Branding SkyDrive/Newsfeed (Mysite) in SharePoint Online

We're in the middle of a massive SP2007 to SharePoint Online migration and were able to successfully rebrand our portal site in the cloud. The only portion we're having trouble with is matching our ...
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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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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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Error when deploying module with GhostableInLibrary files

Here is the module which I want to deploy on the server and the files which should be shown in the Style Library, when deploying them without type ghostale in library, all go good and well, no errors, ...
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Check if web is in pagepreview mode - ?pagepreview=true

How can I check if a page is in ?pagepreview=true mode? I've branded the sharepoint ribbon and need to check if a page is in pagepreview to get the site branded correct (js / css). Is there a way 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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How can I hide the light blue bottom border on Web Part headers (on hover) and the border around the active Web Part?

The bottom border only occurs on hover. The active Web Part has a full border that I'd like to remove. I've tried the following styles to no avail: .s4-wpActive { border: none; } ...
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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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Replacing the Office 365 logo and link in Sharepoint Online Suite Bar

We just started using the O365/Sharepoint Online 2013 (SPO Plan 1) and we would like to have our custom suite bar logo or preferably just text on the left upper corner with a link to our root SP ...
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master page across multiple site collections

I've got a branding feature, deployed in multiple site collections, including the master and system master pages. The goal is that if a power user does some changes to one of these master pages, ...
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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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Custom styling / branding on each web part title / chrome

Is there a way to brand each web part with different styling (title / chrome-title). What I mean is that you could have many different title / chrome styling on the same site. What I want: edit ...
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Adding a non-standard font to Sharepoint

I have a non-standard font file in .eot format and use the following CSS syntax to embed it into the master page: @font-face { font-family: Myfontfamily; src: ...
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Search box disappears on search result page when using a customer masterpage

I have created a custom master page. I display the search box on the page using the following code: <asp:ContentPlaceHolder ID="PlaceHolderSearchArea" runat="server"> ...
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SharePoint 2013 - Display templates - get the web part zone - web part properties / parameters

Is there a way to list what web part properties the actual display template is using? I want to display what web part zone the display templates are using? This without iheriting the ...
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Placing your branding images in the “14 hive” vs an Images list

I have a debate with a colleague of mine that deals with where to place images that must be accessible across the farm. I feel that for images that need to be accessed from anywhere, I should place ...
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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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Need some cool ideas for company's portal page

Are there any list of sites that can give me an idea what all I should put on the company portal page? Manager asked me to look into re-designing the company intranet sites. I thought of news rotator. ...
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How to change the blue background image behind the SharePoint 2007 Page

I notice that by default, SharePoint 2007 page, there is a beautiful blue background image. May I know how can I change this background image via SharePoint Designer?
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Placing the search box in the header

I am working with a company that has supplied the branding I am using to create my master page. I have successfully imported and converted this with most of my content appearing in the <div ...
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Prevent corev4.css from loading

i would like to prevent corev4.css from loading for a public site (100% anonymous) to reduce pages size. any suggestions please ?
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SP2013: Adding a custom usercontrol to masterpage using Design Manager

I created a custom masterpage using the SP2013 Design Manager. I also created a SharePoint solution in Visual studio 2012 with a custom usercontrol (ascx) and custom webparts. The masterpage works ...
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Sharepoint 2010 CSS - Quick Way to Clear all old template styles?

I am a web developer who doesn't typically work with SharePoint but I was asked to style up an existing site that uses one of the default v4 templates (blue/light blue). I have been changing over the ...
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how to show top navigation bar after selecting the list?

I am using SharePoint 2010. When I select List then the site navigation menu is lost i need that menu remain same after selecting the list and also need the list Tool bar as it is. I want to do this ...
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Replace Markup Styles list with custom list

Is there a way to do this? I have been unsuccessful in replacing/editing the Markup Styles for rich html text areas with my own list, and am wondering if its possible to do this at all. From what I ...
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SharePoint 2013 branding Design Manager problems

I got very simple task to make custom layout in SharePoint 2013. Nothing fancy: change navigation, add homepage etc. I couldn't find a one and the best way how to create own master page. I have ...
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Add left and right margins or padding to custom v4.master (s4-bodyContainer)?

How do I add margins/padding to the left and right of the master page while still retaining the scroll-bar on the right? I don't want a fixed-width page - just scaling width, with left and right ...
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Branding SharePoint online

Where I can find resources for branding a SharePoint online site (public one). I found a master.page but I need some guidance before I start. Thank's
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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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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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Detect if SharePoint is using the system master page

Is there a way to detect if SharePoint is using the system master page? (just like EditModePanel, or detecting the system master page with javascript..) Right now I'm using the same master page on ...
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Custom Masterpage - Background image from library

I was hoping someone may be able to guide me in the right direction. I want the header in a custom master page to have a background image that can be changed by an 'owner' in a user friendly manner. ...
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Is branding easy? Never done it

I have always did the backend type work (most dev and admin). Never done branding. The branding person quit so I am having to take this task. Attached is the mock up of what the homepage should look ...
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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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Error on using master page deployed in solution

I added a custom master page that someone else had provided me into a farm solution and deployed it from within Visual Studio. I created a default Page in the Pages library. I updated the master ...
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updating CustomMasterUrl of rootweb and subweb

I've created a web template and as part of the provisioning process I set the SPWeb.CustomMasterUrl. I do this in code. When I create a site collection using this template it works fine but if I try ...
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SharePoint Branding and Parallax Scrolling

Has anyone been able to design SharePoint UI using Parallax scrolling? Similar to the following site http://www.milwaukeepolicenews.com/#menu=home-page (I am not affiliated with this site in anyway) ...
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The file /sales/_catalogs/masterpage/v4.master does not exist

I use powershell to copy a site collection from production to dev. I never had issues before. When I go to http://portal.company.net/sales I get following error Server Error in '/' Application. ...
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Is this custom editing functionality in chrome header area hard to develop, any pointers at all?

I am trying to develop web parts with custom functionality for editing for normal users. In the chrome bar there would be the same sort of controls as you see in the top right of your browser (except ...
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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 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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Custom master page will not locate spfont file

I have a project that has a custom master page created from seattle.master. The only change in the .master file is the addition of a <SharePoint:ScriptLink> tag pointing to a copy of d3.min.js ...
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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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custom master page / branding from _layouts instead of provisioning feature

Is it possible to apply a custom master page and theme to a site from the layouts folder instead of provisioning them down to the site with a feature? I'd use code and a feature receiver, but not sure ...