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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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