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SharePoint 2010: Basics on how to apply branding

So, I have gotten a lot of great feedback within the comments of my blog. I have heard from quite a few people that they either just been tasked with branding SharePoint and don’t know where to start. Or they have a basic idea about SharePoint, CSS and HTML but don’t know where or how to reference the custom CSS. This is a long post so hold on to your hat!Within this post I am going to focus this topic on SharePoint 2010 but the approach could be used either for 2007 or 2010. Step 1: The first thing that you have to consider is how the SharePoint site that you are branding is configured?Is it SharePoint 2007 or 2010?Is it WSS or Full SharePoint Server?Will Publishing be enabled?What site templates will be branded?PublishingTeam CollaborationMeeting WorkspacesSearch CenterMy SitesAdministration Pages “_layouts/”Other?Step 2: Be prepared and gather all design support files from your visual designerSupport Images optimized for webStyle GuideHex colors for all design elementsText body col…