[Seaside] Best way to keep a site look consistent
andres at lifia.info.unlp.edu.ar
Fri May 30 12:25:57 UTC 2008
Thanks for the info Michael. Just to clarify, when you talk about
inner chapters you are referring to the root component having a
chapter as a child component, right?
Michael Perscheid escribió:
> Andres Fortier schrieb:
>> Hi list,
>> I guess this is a pretty basic question, but I just want to
>> get it right. I would like to have a site with a consistent frame
>> around the content (e.g. like the Hasso-Platter seaside tutorial
>> site). So far the way I found to do this is:
>> 1. Define a decoration (e.g. WAMyCustomDecoration) which does
>> something like:
>> renderContentOn: html
>> divNamed: 'outer-container'
>> with: [html
>> divNamed: 'inner-container'
>> with: [self renderOwnerOn: html]].
>> 2. Define an abstract class for the site (e.g. WATemplateForMySite)
>> that performs:
>> super initialize.
>> self addDecoration: WAMyCustomDecoration new.
>> 3. Make all the classes of my site subclass from WATemplateForMySite.
>> What I don't like very much are steps 2 and 3. Is there a better way
>> to do this? Maybe configuring something in the #updateRoot: message,
>> so that I'm not forced to subclass from WATemplateForMySite?
>> Thanks in advance,
>> seaside mailing list
>> seaside at lists.squeakfoundation.org
> Hi ---,
> in our tutorial we have a start (root) component which renders the inner
> chapters of each tutorial part. Additionally the root component consists
> of the menu, the prev/print/next links and the outer design template. So
> we have implemented the navigation task in an own component independent
> of each chapter. It is easy to add or remove a chapter on the fly.
> Perhaps it is possiple to shift some parts of the implementation in a
> decoration. But we have decided to do it this way.
> Kind regards,
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