John Poltorak wrote:
On Tue, Jun 21, 2005 at 07:04:48PM +0100, Peter Bengtsson wrote:
How about the 2 chapters in the Zope book?
I just don't find this book very helpful at all. It's written as a
rather than tutorial and reminds me of a book which explains how to
down a tree if you are interested in putting up some bookshelves.
What I did find useful, though, was this worked example of how to put
together a simple application:-
That was much more useful than anything else I've come across so. Just
wish there were a few more examples.
Interesting. If you like examples, be sure to get familiar with
Zopelabs.com (zope cookbook)
It probably is very useful, but I know I'd get hopelessly lost because
there is just so much stuff on it. Most of the newbie stuff about
macros is probably quite old by now so I doubt whether I'd find it
with a sequential browse through the Cookbook.
It's disappointing to find that the link from Newbies under the ZOPE
section does not function.
What I really need is something like a ZPT macro which defines a
header and footer and leaves a slot in the middle for my own content.
I don't expect to be able to write my own macro for quite a while -
too many pitfalls... I'm not even sure is that is how I should be
approaching writing a home page.
You think it is harder than it is. I can show you by no more than
copy/paste from the ZMI help system.
The macro page (from Help! > Zope Help > ZPT Reference >
metal:define-slot) we will call 'master.html'::
Hello <b metal:define-slot="name">World</b>
A client page (from metal:fill-slot)::
Hello <b metal:fill-slot="name">Kevin Bacon</b>
In CMF/Plone/etc, one would usually say 'context' instead of 'container'
because of the skins sytem.
It is not a great intellectual leap to replace "Hello" with header-type
page structure, and replace the whitespace after the slot with
"Building Websites with Plone"
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