Thank you for your interest in Sitefinity.
We think that the time frame is too tight.
What would you recommend if I wanted to
convert this setup to Sitefinity?
You can migrate your existing pages to Sitefinity as External ones. This means that all pages will keep their design and functionality. They will enter in the sitemap tree, but you will not be able to modify them through Sitefinity.
Is it possible in this timeframe?
If you are only going to link the pages, it is possible.
but you will have to invest some time in preparing the master pages for the pages you create from now on. This is some designers work.
What would I need to make this happen? What kind of costs do you think
I would face?
You will only need a Sitefinity blank project. Then navigate to Pages, create new external page and point the URL of your existing pages.
For the new pages you create, you will have to invest some time to prepare the masterpages and the templates for the CMS pages. I assume you already have the complete design, so you will have to take care only for placing the ContentPlaceHolders, in which you can drag and drop the controls.
I suggest you to try linking your existing pages in Sitefinity with the External pages approach. All the client wants to see is a ready web site, right? After you show them the web site, you could start migrating the content and the controls to Sitefinity. You could do this in a separate project. This would be very agile and dynamic process but the key is to make the customer happy after all.
I hope this helps you. Maybe someone from the community could share his thoughts also.
the Telerik team
Check out Telerik Trainer
, the state of the art learning tool for Telerik products.