[Scottish] HTML templating software?

David Marsh's list-reading hat scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Mon Dec 2 22:54:00 2002

Hi all,

I've decided to rebuild my website from scratch as it desperately needs
an overhaul. (It's currently such a mess that I'm not even going to
mention the URL).

I've been doing a bit of searching around of late to see if there are
useful Linux-based tools that I could use in order to help writing the
site, using 'templates' (ie, common themes for pages, including basic
layout, navigation bars, etc, such that I can change the template and
have the appearance of the whole site change in one easy go).

Most of the pages on my site will be static, so I'm looking for a tool
that I use offline on my local machine to make each page as and when
needed, and then upload changes to the server, rather than something
which runs (and stores all my data) server-side.

(Having said that, I'm currently learning to play with PHP "just
because", but it seems overkill for pages which will be static)

Does anybody have any experience in this area, and any tools that they
would recommend?

Either a command-line tool using hand-built template/config/source
files, or a GUI-based 'HTML editor', I'm not fussy which ;-)