[Nottingham] Static Web Templating

Rory Holland modestforagenius at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 28 10:51:15 UTC 2010

If you use Dreamweaver, you can design a template like a normal page, then
you can set part of it as an "editable region"
When you make a new page you say New -> From Template
When you edit the template, (navigation bars, etc), all pages using that
template update automatically as well.
This is IMO the easiest way to do it. I use it for all my websites I design
for clients, who are usually startups, home businesses or just a simple

On 28 January 2010 10:40, Richard Ward <daedalusfall at gmail.com> wrote:

> Michael Quaintance wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I'm designing a new website for a charity and I want to template it so
> > that I can keep the content separated from the display. E.g. if I change
> > the navigation to add a new section, I don't have to edit the existing
> > pages by hand to reflect the update.
> >
> > I know I can do this with PHP, etc using things like Smarty but this is
> > a really simple website, it doesn't need any dynamic elements. I just
> > want something I can prepare pages in, run an update process on and it
> > gives me the HTML, CSS, images, etc out the other end that I then SFTP
> > to the hosting provider. Simples. Or at least it should be. Perhaps I'm
> > not using the right search terms but I cannot find anything useful that
> > doesn't seem much too dependent on the hosting server having PHP, ASP,
> > etc.
> >
> > Surely someone can suggest something for me to look into. In case it
> > needs to be said, I have Linux (and Windows, and Mac) boxen I can
> > install almost any transcluding package on but I really don't want to
> > have to modify the Apache config for this site. It shouldn't be
> > necessary and will increase hosting costs for the charity that I'm
> > trying to keep to a minimum.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any pointers you can give me.
> >
> > -Penfold.
> >
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> I have some code that would be useful for this. If you still need a
> solution mail me off list and I'll send it to you.
> Richard
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