Umbraco Creative Website Starter - 2.0.1

Rating:        Based on 10 ratings
Reviewed:  10 reviews
Downloads: 1676
Change Set: 20084
Released: Mar 12, 2009
Updated: May 30, 2010 by warrenbuckley
Dev status: Beta Help Icon

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Release Notes

This is a minor release of CWS, which will allow you to install CWS with other packages and even Runway as I have prefixes alias's for unique alias's.

As before please give me any love in the reviews and use the discussions area for any ideas/suggestions and use the Issue Tracker for any bugs you have.

NOTE: Please use the NEWER version of CWS2 here (2.0.2)

UPDATE 24/04/09 - You can now always download the latest version of the CWS from the Umbraco Package repository.


UPDATE 27/03/09 - V4.0.1 of Umbraco is released so the NOTES below no longer apply, additionally the DLL for Package Actions Contrib has been updated with a new installer action to allow the CSS file to be associate with the CWS: Richtext datatype.

UPDATE 13/03/09 - Moved Assets folder that was at the root inside /Media for best practise and updated CSS/JS to reflect this & also fixed gallery CSS issue in IE7

NOTE: Using this package with V4.0.0 of Umbraco and mySQL as the DB provider wont work until V4.0.1 of Umbraco is released and I recommend you use MSSQL as the Database provider in the mean time

NOTE: Using this package with V4.0.0 of Umbraco will not correctly import the PreValues in the Custom DataTypes such as "CWS:Sort By". This is an issue with Umbraco and has been fixed which will be released in V4.0.1

Reviews for this release

Perfect for beginners with umbraco. Easy installation and deployment. Mostly self-explaining css for easy customization. Great and fast support.
by maroni on Apr 20, 2009 at 11:12 PM
Umbraco is great and very easy to get started with. But it's default website/theme isn't really great. It's VERY BASIC! But with CWS you get all what you need to make a quick start and get a professional looking in a matter of days!
by erikernst on Apr 8, 2009 at 11:03 AM
Alot of people complain umbraco has no docs, this site can be used as docs. Alot of hard work has gone into building a basic umbraco site to demonstrate umbraco concepts. For people just starting out with Umbraco this should be the first port of call.
by ismailm on Mar 31, 2009 at 1:12 PM
The Creative Website Starter is an incredible tool for people starting with Umbraco or for developers looking for a nice foundation for a demo or test of their packages. Beautiful design, great code and good comments. Thumbs up and hereby highly recommended from the Umbraco Founder =)
by hartvig on Mar 26, 2009 at 6:19 PM
Highly recommended for both novice as expert users of umbraco!
by PeterD on Mar 22, 2009 at 1:23 PM
Excellent work! I'd recommend it to everyone willing to learn more about this great Cms.
by netaddicts on Mar 19, 2009 at 11:19 AM
Great job! Learning to work with Umbraco and getting to understand XSLT is very easy and straightforward with your starter kit. Some minor problems can't change the 5-star rating...
by exventura on Mar 16, 2009 at 1:41 AM
Excellent work. Has nearly all the features of Umbraco which you can learn from, like the search and user controls. I hope with next release, it will have option to choose different theme with less darker background.
by tarekahf on Mar 12, 2009 at 11:02 PM
Very nice starter kit for Umbraco, well documented and has a nice set of common-used features! Also includes nice dashboarditems. Very nice work! Highly recommended!
by Comicsken on Mar 12, 2009 at 9:20 PM
Excellet package. I love the neatness and the design (both externally on the rendered page and in the CMS/code structure). Great job! My reason for the 4 stars is that the heads though beautiful tend to pop-into* the page last. It just seems a little off. Otherwise, thanks for the wonderful contribution! *As tested on FF3, Chrome and IE7.
by efosao on Mar 12, 2009 at 7:54 PM