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  1. Daniel Plomp
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    ... build this in Sitefinity?

    Finally something that looks really cool and is user friendly. Why isn't this inside Sitefinity?

    Regards,
    Daniel
  2. Svetoslav Petsov
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    Hi Daniel,

    We are happy that you like the Template builder. It is a common practice for us to release Sitefinity add-ons and after some exploit/testing and user feedback decide whether to make them built-in or not (this was the case with the E-Commerce module). The Template builder is a new feature and after getting enough feedback on it, we may decide to include it in one of our future builds.

    Kind regards,
    Svetoslav Petsov
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  3. Phill Hodgkinson
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    I think it's a great idea to introduce it separately. Just think of the new bugs that would be introduced to SF if it were integrated right from the start. The SF team has their hands full with the bugs in SF 4.2, the last thing they need is a template builder complicating things. They need to remain focused on making SF 4 more stable and usable. 

    Just my 2 cents, no need to rush into integrating it, take your time and put priority on fixing bugs in existing features.

    Cheers,
    Phill
  4. Daniel Plomp
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    It is just the look and feel of how you can add paragraphs, images etc. to you page. This way of presentation is just very nice and feels robust and lightweighted.

    I've seen this interface in the coming TYPO3 CMS and that is very neat. I believe they are using the Aloha editor for these things (http://www.aloha-editor.org/ )

    Anyway, would be nice to have a simple and advanced option for edition pages like this...
    Or maybe it is an idea to implement this for the front-end editing?

    Regards,
    Daneil
  5. Ed Hardy
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    Great job! Really cool and nice. I'm going to test it on several corporate projects. Sitefinity rocks again.
  6. bleutiger
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    Just a quick question.

    Will the templates designed in the Template Builder work in 3.7 after being exported?
    Theoretically it is just creating CSS layouts right?
  7. Svetoslav Petsov
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    Hi Bleutiger,

     Well, theoretically you will be able to reuse the master page and the CSS files, but not the XML file with the content. You won't be able to use the template importer, you can just import these two files manually but I'm not sure how well that would fit.

    Best wishes,
    Svetoslav Petsov
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  8. John
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    It’s a great idea to build template builder into Sitefinity. One more way SF development can be made easier.

  9. Svetoslav Petsov
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    Hi Yahya,

     This is now on our roadmap and you will probably see the Template Builder as a built-in feature somewhere in Sitefinity 4.4

    Best wishes,
    Svetoslav Petsov
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  10. Squid
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    Can someone explain why the layout width only provides three options ?
    900, 1200, 100% ???

    What if I need to make one 1142pix? 847pix, 1098pix? or 500pix?

    I really would like to give this to my front end guys - put we need a little more control.

    Also we have found that the template builder does not always display images you upload.

    Any thoughts from the Telerik team?
  11. Svetoslav Petsov
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    Hello Squid,

     The builder is designed this way because either way the generation of CSS would be extremely hard. The template builder is meant to be a helper tool, so you can build your template more easily and fast.You can specify any further changes you want to the CSS, once it is generated by the builder.
    Considering the images that are not displayed - this seems like a bug. Can you send us some steps for recreating it? Does it appear random or is there a pattern?

    All the best,
    Svetoslav Petsov
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