I would like to ask some simple questions regarding the best practices of Sharepoint 2010 development process.
1) I am supposed to maintain and add new sites to an already installed Sharepoint site. Currently, as far as, there is no test environment but production site. Is there any way to use a "Production site" as a development and test site? Did you have such an experience?
2) How can i import a site into VS 2010 ? As far as I know the current production site has only customisations made via the Sharepoint GUI.
3) What would be the best project structure for a site? A single project with all the Sharepoint items defined in it or what else?
4) How should I use Sharepoint designer? First design everything in the designer and then export to VS2010 or what else? I know that I cannot export anything from VS 2010 to SP designer?