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Practical SharePoint 2010 Branding and Customization by Erik Swenson

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Prepare a Basic Branding Solution in Visual Studio

I need to thank Matt Lally, an amazingly smart SharePoint developer and good friend, for providing all of the technical details around creating a SharePoint branding feature within Visual Studio 2010. In this section Matt describes the basics of adding your custom CSS, images, Master pages, Page layouts, and more within a Visual Studio solution. This solution is then compiled and built for deployment. The result of this build is a .WSP file, which can be deployed onto your server using PowerShell.

Developing a branding solution ultimately creates a feature in SharePoint that can be turned on or off as needed. This can include a feature receiver, which can be created to automate enabling your ...

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