convert existing non-responsive asp web app

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  • epigraph

    we inherited this custom built asp web app for booking our services online. It interfaces with a super basic CRM that was custom built in C++. Some sort of database involved as well of course.

    We are updating the site since the current one that we inherited is horrendously ugly and non-responsive. It has functioned pretty well over the years however.

    We were planning on using off the shelf web services to mimic the current functionality but it's been hard to get exactly what we want.

    At this point we just want to take what we've got, make it responsive and style it very basically.

    Can someone point me in the direction of the easiest way to accomplish this? I'm pretty quick to learn new stuff, but basic HTML and CSS and JS plugins are as much as I've done at this point. Some sort of page builder I can plug these asp thingies into and style would be ideal.

    I'm also open to paying someone doing this for us should anyone know where to point us.


    the afore mentioned web app:…

  • Nairn0

    What are the services/back/mid-end that you need your site to plug in to? Is there a stack you need to fit in?

    Or are you just after a responsive purely front end page builder?

    • 'builder/framework'Nairn
    • sorry - i entirely missed the 'asp thingies' thing!Nairn
    • I dont even know what a stack is lol. Gonna look that up. Mostly I was hoping I could get outta this without coding. Drop the parts into new front end frameworkepigraph
  • sted0

    "these asp thingies" put more stuff like this into your answer pls :D

    u know about html templates in asp processing?
    css is just an imported definer for styles in this process so you still need to dig into the code.

    asp has custom page and controller callbacks where you have to add the style to the control markup like in oldschool systems (like an old custom built asp web app)

    so 1st question where are the styles now?

    (forget these tools u linked for a second pls :)

    • *"where you can add" and not "where you have to add".sted
    • easiest way to deal with this is to pick a bootstrap skeleton and tweak that.sted
    • most of these tools just generate dependencies and still require extra resources for customization.sted
    • Yeah I was hoping I could just pick a bootstrap skeleton and plug in the existing asp parts (i know nothing about asp) and use googleepigraph
    • Im going to dig into the structure soon and even what you have said so far is helpful for how to diagnose what is needed.epigraph
    • just look for style definitions in controllers, and if you find a lot then it's fucked :D but if you find 1 css link you're good and you can start with thatsted