I've been using Silverstripe a bit, and it looks nice. However, while updating a Silverstripe website, I came across some issues for which I have a couple of questions and comments:
1. How do I format my content without using tables? Say I want to use div and span tags and css to format the content, I don't see a way to do this without editing the raw html. Maybe that's just how it works? Or is there a trick with a .ss page, for example? This is not data from a database, by the way, just manually typed in content.
2. When using tables, I had real trouble formatting the table itself. For example, the border wouldn't go away. I set border="0" and there was a border anyway. I solved this by setting the cell border color to the same as the background color, but that took me a while to figure out. I tried to set cellspacing and cellpadding, but nothing happened. I am using the default blackcandy theme (slightly modded to change colors).
3. When using tables, I also had trouble formatting the content of the table. For example, I had some cells with a picture and some text (a link). Trying to center adjust the text under the image was difficult - it worked in one cell, but not in another. Finally I edited the html and copied the formatting from one cell to the other, and now it's fine.