I hope this question does not sound to banal: I am currently switching to Craft CMS and I am used to build my HTML/CSS/JS templates as static pages with dummy content.
This (seemingly?) has 3 advantages for me:
- I have an early, clickable prototype, presentable to the client before I have to touch any CMS
- I am not forced to insert real content via the CMS yet
- It gives me a very clean Git Repository for the frontend without any CMS dependencies yet
The disadvantage is of course that I have to manually split my static pages up later to work with Craft CMS (or any other CMS) templating logic.
Thus I was wondering how you approach templating, especially with Craft: Whether you start directly building your frontend from scratch in Craft’s Templates folder or if you start independently, and do the splitting of files every time as a necessary step …