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cixxy
Dec 13th, 2008, 05:21 AM
Just designed this. I'm not new to XHTML/CSS coding but new with using CMS. I am just wondering since I want to run this with a CMS , how would I start coding it? Do I start coding it as a normal site and then transfer the info into the CMS?

Also I'm thinking to use Drupal for the CMS, would that have all the functions im looking for in this design?

Thankz very much for any help.

http://i37.tinypic.com/9bkrc3.jpg

abduraooft
Dec 13th, 2008, 06:04 AM
Do I start coding it as a normal site and then transfer the info into the CMS?
Yes, first make a complete html page with all required style applied. Then split this in to logical blocks like header, navigation, content, footer etc. After that, identify the corresponding blocks in your CMS and carefully replace them with the above snippets.

cmsjeff
Dec 14th, 2008, 12:25 AM
I agree with the above comments however if I'm going to use Joomla for instance, I always install the it first and see if I can quickly modify a free template to do what I want it to do.

50% of the time I can do it faster this way than coding it all first then moving it to a CMS platform.

Just a thought.