I pretty much have the entire front-end f a website i'm working on ready using standard HTML and plenty of custom jQuery and i'm looking for a solution so i won't have to reinvent the wheel with my back-end and admin features.
I'm currently playing around with the latest build but I was wondering how nice does SilverStripe play with jQuery?
More exactly, I basically want to create some predefined sections and customize their look and feel with my own HTML, CSS and JS and then use SilverStripe mainly to act as my back-end... is this feasible?
after taking a more thorough look at SS i realized that as good as it seems, the fact that it uses scripatculous + proto just goes against the whole point of using jQuery...
it would be pretty hectic too with all 3 of those libs loaded... i find that with just jQuery and some plugins (namely UI) you can get the same functionality as scriptaculous+prototype with much smaller code... but anyway thats not the point of this thread :)
Well for our own client sites we have started to move towards using jQuery as the CMS is being rewritten to use jQuery rather the prototype.
If you do use jQuery at the moment things like form vaildation will not work, AJAX page comments etc, you just have to use Requirements::block() for the prototype files. Over the next releases starting with 2.3 the components of the system will be rewritten from prototype into jQuery