Hello Silverstripe People,
I think Silverstripe is a great CMS, the number one positive point being the ability to serve static pages for high traffic sites
Unfortunately for someone like myself who knows CSS well but is not a php programmer, Silverstripe is nothing less than a nightmare to make a custom theme for.
I first tried to make my own theme, but it was rejected with syntax errors even though the dsign itself was perfect
The second time I used the never give up mentality and redisigned the standard black candy theme, changing the menu and adding an extra body div, then set file permissions to Sivertripe standard for all files.
The result: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /tmp/silverstripe-cache-home-miserp-public_html/.cache.home.miserp.public_html.themes.blackcandy.templates.Page.ss on line 86
There is not even a line 86 in the template
Seriously, if the template was not so entwined with php programming or what ever makes it so finickally entwined with the code, then non Rocket Scientists would be able to make a custom theme for silvertripe. As of now I say Elxis here I come