18 Jul 2012
05 Sep 2008
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what I like about sitefinity as compared to most other CMS systems is that it's not just a "skinnable" platform. if you look at other CMS like e107, they have a lot of features (and don't get me wrong they're great) but you are limited as to how clean the code is because there is a core library of code ontop of which you put all of your own stuff like modules, themes, etc...
sitefinity doesn't work like that. the html is nearly 100% customizable, because you define the layout explicitly using master pages. If you want a simple, tableless theme you define that in the master page, then all of your pages will have that. The built-in sitefinity conrols for blogs, forums, etc already generate xhtml code, but if you need to customize and/or simplify that further, you can!
and theming is as simple as using the built-in asp.net theming mechanisms, or if you prefer to work just with style sheets you can do that too. I guess what I'm saying is that sitefinity lets you make your page exactly as you want it to be, both publicly and behind the scenes. sitefinity's power comes from its extensibility and architecture that is so open and powerful, while still be fully customizable.
regarding meta and tags, these can either be embedded into your master page, or individually added to each page when created using the sitefinity administration. it takes some getting used to but once you're in there, you'll see the limitless possiibilities! and if you get stuck the sitefinity team is frequently around the forums ready to help
hope this was helpful!