Starter Sites

Composite C1 comes with a number of starter site options to help you get your website up and running in no time.

Both novices and experts can find their way with Composite C1

The default Composite C1 installation comes with a few Starter Sites that will help you get started with your own website in no time.

Venus Starter Site

The Venus Starter Site is a mobile-first starter site, based on Bootstrap, the most popular front-end framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.

As LESS handles all the styling extending the CSS language with variables, mixins, functions and many other techniques, it makes this website more maintainable, themable and extendable. 

The Venus starter site use ASP.NET Razor Web Pages for page templates.

The "Venus" is a recommended Starter Site option.

Open Cph Starter Site

The Open Cph Starter Site is also based on the Bootstrap, and uses LESS and Razor Web Pages or Master Pages for templates. It is easy to skin and is both Web and mobile friendly.

It comes in 2 flavors:

  • "Open Cph - Razor" is built on ASP.NET Razor and uses Razor Web Pages for page templates.
  • "Open Cph - Master Pages" is built on ASP.NET Master Pages and uses Master Pages for page templates.

Tiny Cph Starter Site

The Tiny Cph Starter Site is a "templates-only" minimalistic version of the "Open Cph" site. It includes all the page templates, packages and functions of the "Open Cph" Stater Site but has no content pages or media files thereof.

It is a good option for those who only want the "Open Cph" site's layouts and functionality as a starting point to go with their own content and media.

It also has two versions:

  • "Tiny Cph - Razor" is built on ASP.NET Razor and uses Razor Web Pages for page templates.
  • "Tiny Cph - Master Pages" is built on ASP.NET Master Pages and uses Master Pages for page templates.

Bare Bones

The Bare Bones setup targets those web designers and developers who know what they want and are ready to build their websites from scratch.

The Bare Bones option provides a minimum setup and is recommended for those who are familiar with C1 or willing to experiment.