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  • albatroz
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    Looking for information for starting to customize my site Link to this post

    Hello,
    I have just discovered Silverstripe and although it looks promising
    I can't find too much documentation for beginners.

    What I need to do is convert my website http://www.virtualorbis.com/web/
    to Silverstripe.

    However after reading your website's information I still have unclear where to start for:

    1. How to change the default theme?
    2. What to do to create a vertical menu zone?
    3. How to insert flash animations (apart than using html code inside the pages)?

    Can anybody point me to information urls I could check out?

  • Double-A-Ron
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    Re: Looking for information for starting to customize my site Link to this post

    Hi there,

    The best place to start is in the Tutorials section of the site: http://doc.silverstripe.org/doku.php?id=tutorials

    Theming is relitvely easy if you have HTML and CSS knowledge. You will find in your default installation (if you installed using BlackCandy theme) two files called /themes/blackcandy/templates/Page.ss and /themes/blackcandy/templates/Layout/Page.ss. These two files are your basic Views (the 'V' in 'MVC') and hold all the HTML and variables that display on your site.

    Before delving into themes, I suggest you go through the tutorials first so you can get a good primer on how Silverstripe works.

    Cheers
    Aaron

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