I need help on how to customize communities. I know how to create Force.com Sites and I understand how to create a simple community just using the existing tabs, branding etc.
But how can I use a community and have the navigation part (the menu or tabs) branded and use existing functionality like Q&A, Cases etc? For example just move the tabs to the right and up? I also want to add my own start page as one tab together with the others. It should have three-columns containing the user's profile, chatter, live agent, cases, topics, articles, groups etc. The same navigation menu should still be displayed though as when I look at the standard Q&A page.
I have just created customized pages for Login and landing page but do I have to create the tabs on my own using Visualforce code? And if I do and press the Chatter link, then I will end up in the default page which is completely uncustomized (a grey header with a search box and some standard tabs). I have been digging the internet and tested quite a lot now with different solutions, manipulating css's and more and I wonder if I have to do it all on my own or if I can use existing functionality in some way but make it look the way the customer wants it. Some of Salesforce's own demos look exactly the way I want it but the user guides don't give me this information.
I.e. what is the best practice?
Appreciate help! Thanks / N