Hey there, I'm new here!
First of all, I wanna say hi from Austria/Liechtenstein and thank you for this awesome OS CMS you've created. I've watched all the features and I'm pretty impressed what you can do with Silverstripe. I decided to chose this CMS to work with in the next months.
I got some experience with Typo 3 and Wordpress, but as far as I can see, SS beats them all.
I have worked through the tutorials so far, but I have to admit, without having a developers background, not all of the tutorials content is crystal clear to me (eg. database building, php codes). But anyway, to build a easy site with your templates shouldn't be a problem.
Well, but thats not what I want, I wanna build a custom designed site, with some jquery and other candies.
So I decided to learn this CMS by doing my new project in SS.
I've already created my standard html template, wrote all the basic css and so on, so far, so goood.
To give you an idea of my project (screenshots attached):
Fullscreen Site with 3 Templates
Template 1 - Nearly no text, jquery script to toggle through background images (HomePage)
Template 2 - More Text, 2 collumn based layout (Page), standard background image
Template 3 - News and so on (ArticleHolder page)
Navigation: horizontal menu with dropdown, 2 layers (Menu1, Menu2)
FooterBar: Newsletter Signup, Facebook
That's it basically, nothing really special.
What I am asking for is some sort of advice how to start with. How are you doing this with silverstripe?
Am I supposed to alter your tutorial examples (most of my needs are not looked at in this tutorials).
Should I start from scratch with my html template and css? Should I take over all of Silverstripes classes and selectors into my css?
My big problem is, I never developed anything in the past, I just coded html, css, used given jquery modules/scripts, designed most of my time, and occasionally altered php code e.g. in wordpress.
What I am lookin for is not a complete solution, just some advice and hints to what I wrote in before.
Thank you in advance and best regards,
Edit: I appologise if I am in the wrong subforum, just move it, if it doesnt fit. I also appologise for my english, not my mother tongue.