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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Application Creative_Website_Starter_2.0.1.zip
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Documentation How to use Creative Website Starter Site for Umbraco
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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.

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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 http://umbraco.codeplex.com/WorkItem/View.aspx?WorkItemId=21582

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 http://umbraco.codeplex.com/WorkItem/View.aspx?WorkItemId=21673

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