> > > I'm working through my class on PHP and I tried to put information from my > sign-on process in the navbar. This didn't work well, since I had to reload > the page to see it as the navbar was constructed earlier in the code than > the signon process. (Hard to explain, as we are building a "dynamic" web > page with lots of include files to fill in the main contnt portion of the > page.) > > I don't know if this will be much help, but I try to do all the controller / model work before I mess with the view side. So the controller starts off with the ball, then he and the model pass it between each other a few times until the controller finally hands it over to the view, who does her magic and makes the score! ... Perhaps that analogy went to far.
At any rate! Ideally the sign-on task would be done before any tasks that would use sign-on data. Additionally, the layout of your page should not necessarily dictate the order of any tasks (i.e. the sign-on box being below the welcome box should not mean that the sign-on task gets done before the welcome task). Hope that helps! Chris.