[Seaside] Best way to keep a site look consistent

Andres Fortier 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?

Best Regards,

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
>>         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:
>> initialize
>>         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,
>>                                Andrés
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> 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,
> Michael

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