Tutorial on creating a new theme from scratch?

Topics: Customizing Orchard, General, Writing themes
Dec 8, 2013 at 10:45 PM
Hi,

Is there a complete tutorial on how to bring in an HTML/CSS website template and create a new Orchard theme based on that template?

Appreciate your assistance.

Regards
Bilal
Dec 9, 2013 at 3:19 AM
To create a theme in Orchard you have to override the view templates for the different content parts and fields that make up the site. The easiest way to start a new theme is to use an existing theme as a stating point and customize it. You can also create a theme that extends an existing theme. Here's an article that might help you get started:
http://docs.orchardproject.net/Documentation/Customizing-the-default-theme
Dec 9, 2013 at 11:41 AM
Thanks for the reply.

Shouldn't I start by defining a new Layout.cshtml with the HTML/CSS/JS and then start customizing each and every content part and field shape templates?

Regards
Bilal