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.