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Beginners tutorial

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Community Member, 26 Posts

26 February 2009 at 12:56am

Dear All,

I have created a beginners tutorial that leads to a simple theme that can be used to start off your own theme. I did this as I am new to SilverStripe and was overwhelmed by the tutorials on the help page. So I thought I could do it a bit simpler.

You can find it on my home page at

I hope, this is a valid contribution

Ciao, Mathias


Community Member, 8 Posts

5 March 2009 at 4:12am

Wow! It looks great!

Thank you so much, I will use this as a reference for building themes.
I am good with graphics and css, but fail to understand most PHP.

P.S. how did you make your anchor link animation? that's neat!


Community Member, 26 Posts

5 March 2009 at 6:38am

Thanks, happy I can help.
I have started to play now with the widgets and will extend the tutorial as I discover more

The animation are created with two tools: one is Xara 4.0, which is not so trivial, the other tool is Magix Slideshow Maker, which is free to download.

Ciao, Mathias


Community Member, 400 Posts

5 March 2009 at 11:37pm

this is a nice contribution, will be a lot of help to the new users. Nice one!