[TYPO3] SPAM-LOW: Re: Typo3 vs other CMSs

Dmitry Dulepov typo3 at accio.lv
Fri Jul 14 12:15:31 CEST 2006


Ryan Off wrote:
> I see it as a step which should not be necessary. Ideally it should be 
> possible to see how templates effect your site without having to spend 
> much time (meaning somewhere around 15 seconds). The idea of skinning is 
> to take it very easy and quick to change the look of your 
> site/program/etc. Take for example, Mambo, Drupal, other CMSes, WinAmp, 
> Windows XP, etc. You create a theme for the software which alters all 
> the colors and layout very quickly and easily. So you can try out maybe 
> 10 different skins/themes to your site to see which fits your content 
> the best. I don't understand why most of the Typo3 users don't see why 
> Typo3 should be different than most other pieces of software out there 
> that allow skinning/themes?

Good web template cost starts from $50. I doubt many people will sit 
many hours creating (= doing creative work) template and then give it 
for free. Making a good template is much more difficult than writing 
good code, for example.

There are several pre-made templates for typo3. Also templavoila allows 
exporting/importing templates. It is only a matter of time when people 
start exchanging TV templates.

As to ease of altering - if template [properly] uses CSS, than there is 
no problem to alter colors and layout (to some extend).

"It is our choices, that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities." (A.P.W.B.D.)

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