This is well-documented on the web, but the important bits (that I need reminding of) are never all in the same easily find-able place. So I put together this article to outline everything you need to do to ensure successful deployment of a Visual Studio (in my case VS Permium 2013) branding project in SharePoint…
Automated image resizing in SharePoint 2013 is pretty cool! This article outlines usage, quirks and setup.
In creating a new store locator for Dairy Queen, my layouts were working well on all the supported browsers. On iPad, the layout works 99% but had some pixel discrepancies on a couple of elements. I found this article by Lorenzo Orlando Caum on debugging layouts in with FireBug Lite very helpful.
This is a handy article to help with looking up information in the same site collection and when you need to have one site column point at another site column in the same Site Collection, but across different web sites.
SharePoint does not automatically trim out anything based on audience-targeting. The web part has to do that work – this explains how.
If you have a potentially broken masterpage or page layout and your Page Layout button is disabled in the ribbon, these steps may help you change your page layout.
SharePoint uses the $() namespace in specific instances, which can cripple jQuery (or vice versa). This article explains how to use jQuery and SharePoint in harmony.
If you’re an XSLT guru, you need to know the XML structure you’re working with. Getting into the guts of SharePoint isn’t always a walk in the park, but Microsoft has made it easy to view the XML structure in FAST. This article tells you how.
This article explains how to automatically deploy and publish Masterpages and Page Layouts. This article explains how to get it done without server errors.
Deploying branding through Visual Studio into SharePoint 2010, which includes your Masterpage(s) and Page Layout(s), can be problematic when overwriting a file that is in-use by SharePoint (it can be locked down and deletion may not be allowed). This article explains how to do it correctly.
Natively, SharePoint uses v4.master for Team sites and does not give you the option to choose a different master page. To enable master page selection, you need Publishing enabled. Follow the steps in this article to enable publishing features.
Instantiating the jQuery has always been an interesting challenge in SharePoint. As time goes on and more content is added, different site types are used, etc., you can run into some interesting behaviors ranging from $ collisions and scripts not loading at all. This article explains how to make it all play nicely together.
As you probably know, SharePoint 2010 (like 2007) only allows plain text in the question fields for surveys. This post explains why, and gives a solid workaround with little effort.
This article explains how to give scroll-control to the browser instead of objects on the page (through div overflows). Why would you want this? Well, for 2 reasons: Increase browser support, and allow mobile users to view full pages in SharePoint (specifically – the browser on Android has problems rendering overflow controls).
Building a SharePoint site to be fully functional in an authenticated view vs. what the public sees is actually fairly simple. This article covers how to remove the Site Actions menu and Browse bar from SharePoint only for Anonymous view, while keeping all the SharePoint functionality in play.
When branding a FAST Search Center in SharePoint 2010, you might have come across 2 interesting quirks when using a masterpage other than the OOTB minimal.master (which happens to be the same as the minimal.master included in any regular site). This article explains how to fix those quirks.