I will struggle mightily to (make|keep) this topical on comp.editors. :)Quote:> I work on a Macintosh and up until now, I have been designing all of my pages
> using Pagespinner. I am finding that the gigantic websites that I've created
There really is some vi[m] macro info at the bottom.
I've built template-built www pages (with vi! :) a few different ways.Quote:> The problem is, I have spent hours searching for the applications that would
> most benefit me. I have been looking at Cold Fusion, *studio, Homesite,
> Dreamweaver, and even Interactor, but I don't know whether any of these will
> help me accomplish the goal of creating template-based HTML and graphics on a
> Macintosh (pages are being hosted on a Unix Digital Server). Where do I go
> from here? What all does this kind of shift encompass? New software on the
> server? CGI programming?
Building the whole site in cgi is a bit wasteful (from a webmaster's PoV)
of wwwserver resources, but nifty for pulling in reusable chunks.
It's easier on the server to build each little chunk of the pages and
concatenate them all together into .html whenever something changes.
for MYFILE in index contact blah foo bar
cat header $MYFILE.body footer > $MYFILE.html
This one would go through and build .html files for index, contact,
blah, foo and bar using the common header and footer files and a
discrete file called index.body (etc).
If you deal with this site more than any others, you could define the
commonly used text, filenames, menus, etc, as macros in Your Favorite
-=from a hypothetical .vimrc (should be on one line)=-
map MENU i<p><hr><p><a href=index.html>home</a> |
<a href=contact.html>contact us</a>
In vi[m] this would inject the menu wherever you typed MENU.
A starving college student? :)Quote:> Anyone know of any really good off-the-shelf solutions for making the
> transition from static website design to dynamic website design?
 Pls check up on this stuff before using these scripts and macros,
as I'm talking off the top of my head, and I'm not really that good at
"Tide told me that a girlfriend once said after the death of her
husband 'God has moved me up into a more advanced class, the desks are
still a little too big for me.'" Diary, Etty Hillesum. 1942.