[Scottish] HTML templating software?

David Marsh's list-reading hat scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Tue Dec 3 13:42:02 2002

Hi Colin,

On Tue, 03 Dec 2002 09:02:26 +0000
Colin McKinnon <colin@wew.co.uk> wrote:

> I've just started looking for a CMS for a project I'm working on - the
> object here is to make publishing idiot-proof but allowing for lots of
> headroom (particularly, custom written PHP scripts, and a picture 
> gallery). 

> Just about everything I've seen uses smarts on the server 
> (PHP, Perl, Zope...) 

That seems to be increasingly the snag. Not that there's anything bad
about that in its place, it just seems overkill for what I'm looking for
at present..

> but that doesn't necessarily stop you from
> building a site then using a site ripper (e.g. Pavuk or getleft) to
> copy it to static html.

Interesting idea: so I would have local src, local live site, ripped
staticified local site, and then upload that. That might allow the best
of both worlds.

[links snipped]

Thanks for the links, I'll look into these..

> http://www.phpnuke.org/
>     PHP based portal system. Modular. lots of add-ins (chat, mail,
>     rss, polls, ....). Sophisticated.

I was getting the impression from reading various things online that
PostNuke was gaining favour over PHPNuke (although at least some reasons
appeared to be do with some degree of falling out (sheesh, that's an
unintentional bad pun)), although I haven't had time to investigate
either. I get the impression that both of these, and various other
similar tools, install themselves on the server and you administrate
(sp?) them through there. All well and good, but I want to keep a hold
of my content files locally, for obvious backup reasons.. 

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