I just finish the process of setting up my own custom template for SiteFinity. I use the webinar ‘Designing & Skinning with Sitefinity’ at http://www.sitefinity.com/support/webinars.aspx to guide me through the process of importing a template into SiteFinity. It was a straight forward process, which I can reuse for setting up future websites with SiteFinity.
- Develop the look and feel of my site with Dreamweaver.
- Created a new themes folder with in Visual Studio, and copy the css, scripts, and image folders over.
- Created a new master sheet in the App_Master folder.
- Cut and paste the html markup from dreamweaver into the master file.
- Cut and paste place holders from the default master file in to the new master sheet
- Refresh my local IIS server.
- Then check to see if the template and theme was display within SiteFinity
Overall, SiteFinity was easier than setting up a Joomla site. The CMS section is very straight forward for a developer to design pages in, and for the end client to update the content.