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branding in SP 2010

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I'm new to Sharepoint but has been tasked with developing branding for enterprise sharepoint 2010 instance that would primarily consists of team sites and mysites.  In order to integrate this with the rest of our intranet environment, I also need to implement a global navigation bar.

There are alot of articles online but I'm not sure where to start, even with just finding out how far can SP be customized beyond just colours especially on the team site side. (eg. Move the ribbon to another place for example?)  Ideally we want to get it close to the look of existing non-SP intranet look and feel.  Does anyone have any advice on where to start?

Another issue we've ran into is that if Master pages are used, we won't be able to reference a centralized Master page so if we need to make a change globally, we'll have to edit the Master page for each site collection which is an unsustainable solution for a large enterprise deployment like ours.

I know SP 2010 skinning has also changed from 2007 as well so alot of the articles I found are not applicable.

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Hi guys

I hope you are well. I would like to know if brading on 2010 is the same thing as in 2007 or if it has some gotchas behind the scenes:)

Many thanks






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