Troubleshooting CakePHP installation issues related to Apache 2 mod_rewrite - for beginners.

If you are able to get your default CakePHP index page to come up after installing, but without the Cake logo in the top left and without the styling, chances are the problem is related to your Apache configuration with regard to the rewrite module, a.k.a. mod_rewrite. This article should help you troubleshoot.