I'm a graphic designer, used to building somewhat static websites in Dreamweaver. I have now been asked to become involved in a revamp of a client's website.
The site in question is pretty big and requires a CMS to look after membership details and allow easy editing of content by the client themselves.
Registered members will have access to non-public parts of the site and (thus) non-public files too. The members will have their own "home page" within that members-only section... listing contact details about that specific member.
Equally the site will need to be able to seamlessly connect to a 3rd party "portal" which will contain e-commerce facilities. The intention is that membership log-in details from the main site itself will be passed via "web services" to the portal... so that members do not need to sign-in again at the portal.
Does this sound like something SilverStripe can handle? And is SilverStripe simple enough for a designer to grasp the the more tech CMS stuff?