Hi List, I'm just getting up to speed with viewlets, having read a thread here and there in the past about them. I've installed the examples provided on this list, and while I believe I understand how they work, I don't understand in what circumstances they are most useful. The viewlets in the examples are all very small, such as retrieving an formatting a single piece of information about an object. However, from some of the posts to this list, I get the impression they are also being used for more complex items, like navigation menus. Is there a recommended scope? Can they be described in a way such as "develop your templates up to point X, then use a viewlet for development of further depth?".
In my case, I am developing a new skin for a project, and my experience with metal says to make the entire HTML page a macro with slots for content and navigation. Is there a comparable viewlet-based paradigm? Also, am I correct in stating that when working with viewlets, the only complete HTML page will be the primary skin file, with all viewlets based on snippets of HTML? My questions are fairly broad-ranging, I know, but I have thus far been unable to find a straightforward explanation of viewlets, in terms of how they relate to general site development. Thanks, Alec _______________________________________________ Zope3-users mailing list Zope3firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope3-users