Activating a customized Master Page with a feature using a sandboxed solution in SharePoint 2010

The out-of-the-box look and feel of SharePoint 2010 is a lot nicer than the 2007 version. Be that as it may be, you still might want to customize your site collections. I’ve been looking into a quick and easy way to do this using a feature in a¬†sandboxed¬†solution and I’m happy to say it’s not very hard.

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Customizing the Quick Launch and Navigation bars

A question that I see quite frequently on the MSDN Sharepoint forums is how to change the number of levels that are displayed in the drop down menues. This can be easily done by changing some settings in the master page, but there are also a number of other things you can change if you tinker around a little bit. Continue reading

Branding BlueBand.master Part 1: Site logo, description and background

This is the first of a series of articles covering how to customize the BlueBand.master masterpage that is part of the default Sharepoint installation. In this article I’ll take a look at how to customize the header area, which includes the logo and site description as well as a fancy background. Continue reading