[Seaside] Best way to keep a site look consistent

Michael Perscheid michaelperscheid at googlemail.com
Fri May 30 13:24:28 UTC 2008

Andres Fortier schrieb:
> 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,
>                      Andrés
> 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
Yes that's right. A chapter is a child of the root component.

Kind regards,

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