In developing your user interface, the majority of your time will be spent creating content in the admin and modifying files from within your custom theme, located in the
[ContentBox Module Home]/themes directory.
With state-of-the art development tools like CommandBox to assist with scaffolding and dependency management and Coldbox Elixr, it's easy to build out your theme in a fraction of the time it might otherwise take.
A typical theme directory structure might be:
For more information on the theme directory structure and configuration options see ContentBox Theme Development.
In addition, many front-end focused modules and libraries are available on Forgebox and can be installed from the CommandBox CLI and used immediately in your templates, widgets and views. For example, to install a Twitter feed widget for ContentBox, simply run
box install ID=cbwidget-tweetfeed directory=widgets from your theme directory and it will automatically be available for use in the admin. You may browse the ever-growing list of Forgebox libraries and modules on the Forgebox site or run
forgebox help from within CommandBox to begin exploring the available options.