I would say that I am an experienced web developer, I know PHP and jQuery and can build sites from designs and I've recently developed a bespoke WordPress site in a work project and learned a lot about WP but since it was a Facebook app it was all developed through the WPBook plugin but still using the default TwentyEleven theme (well, just editing the functions file).
My question is, are there any resources that explain how to take a 'normal' web site or template and make it into a WordPress site?
Sure, you can upload all the css, js and images that's all fine but in terms of getting the markup right and how to create a section in the dashboard to make each bit of content managed?
I think the last bit is actually straightforward with some research, it's how to really to do the other part which is normally the easy bit.
Is it a case of creating a template for each page and in the pages section assigning each page it's template? I know that not every page needs a unique template if they are obviously using the same structure but I'm just a little confused as to how to approach taking existing sites and 'importing' them to WP and making them content managed.
Sorry for rambling....