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Hi Florian, *

On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 11:34 PM, Florian Effenberger
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Christian Lohmaier wrote on 2013-05-03 21:33:

I have written so many times that sites can use their own
css/templates, but  everyone just complains that it is "inflexible"
but never actually states the reasons. Why should it be different this

maybe we should do a webcast on Silverstripe, a virtual workshop, to give
some insight? Might that help?

I don't think that people don't know how to use the Silverstripe
backend, but rather that they don't like the look/style of the

But without real feedback that is impossible to tell.
If people want fancy css/or host it at $other_cms or use manually
created html - in all cases they would have to create their desired
css. It would be trivial to adapt such a design for use with
The theme was copied from the semi-static
manual style (that's why it looks so "old" :-)) - the lo-theme was a
iteration on that style to make it look a
little bit more modern and use the LO-colors - but that's about it.

You can see based on the frontpage, that "fancy looking pages" are no
problem with silverstripe.
Also shows pages that
different people did create.

The problem definitely is not that "silverstripe is not flexible". But
rather that people only say "the theme sucks" without providing a
sample of how it should look instead. Demanding /me/ to write a new
css-theme for you won't work, especially if you don't tell what
exactly it should do. But telling me: "Hey, I want a site that looks
like *this* (link to existing page, either manually created, created
with another cms, doesn't matter - point is: use a page that works in
a browser/) - please adapt that theme for use with silverstripe" is no
problem. Extra points if the demo also defines how navigation for
subpages should look like/work.

So they don't even know how to write a theme (html-templates and css)
for stilverstrype. They only need to create a demo with the look they
want with whatever tool they prefer.

But I can create a tutorial/workshop/video if someone tells me what
exactly that should cover...


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