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Static Content Management -- Baking Pages rather than Frying them

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All

I'm looking for a tool or series of tools to help me manage the
content of a website. My request is odd because I have no need to
manage content on-the-fly. I would be happy to regenerate pages each
time the content is updated.

I'd need to be able to --
+ supply a 'template' HTML file
+ a file (or optionally a database) to pad out the template
+ include dynamically created navigation -- breadcrumbs and main menu
for each page

I'd be happy to work in Perl or PHP, but must be able to use these
tools on a Windows platform. My preference would be for Open Source
software.

Can you let me know what the 'state of the art' is in this niche area?
I have looked at some Perl scripts, but they seem not to work on
Windows (and this is backed up by other user's comments).

Thanks

Ben
Jul 17 '05 #1
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It was a dark and stormy night, and Ben B managed to scribble:
All

I'm looking for a tool or series of tools to help me manage the
content of a website. My request is odd because I have no need to
manage content on-the-fly. I would be happy to regenerate pages each
time the content is updated.

I'd need to be able to --
+ supply a 'template' HTML file
+ a file (or optionally a database) to pad out the template
+ include dynamically created navigation -- breadcrumbs and main menu
for each page

I'd be happy to work in Perl or PHP, but must be able to use these
tools on a Windows platform. My preference would be for Open Source
software.

Can you let me know what the 'state of the art' is in this niche area?
I have looked at some Perl scripts, but they seem not to work on
Windows (and this is backed up by other user's comments).

Thanks

Ben


www.plone.org ??

gtoomey
Jul 17 '05 #2

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go****@dotinf.co.uk (Ben B) writes:
I'm looking for a tool or series of tools to help me manage the
content of a website. My request is odd because I have no need to
manage content on-the-fly. I would be happy to regenerate pages each
time the content is updated.


i can't offer you a shrink wrapped app. sorry.

however, this sort of site building i've done plenty of.

with only two basic tools, make and the m4 macro processor, you can
set this up very easily.

both of these are open source tools by GNU that i believe will work on
windows.

get in touch and i'll chat you up about this and get you started.

HTH

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Jul 17 '05 #3

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On 10 Dec 2003 09:54:13 -0800, go****@dotinf.co.uk (Ben B) wrote:
I'm looking for a tool or series of tools to help me manage the
content of a website. My request is odd because I have no need to
manage content on-the-fly. I would be happy to regenerate pages each
time the content is updated.


Not open-source, but

Radio UserLand ($39,95)
http://radio.userland.com/

FogCreek CityDesk ($300 for the full version)
http://www.fogcreek.com/CityDesk/

JD.
Jul 17 '05 #4

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On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 09:54:13 -0800, Ben B wrote:
All

I'm looking for a tool or series of tools to help me manage the
content of a website. My request is odd because I have no need to
manage content on-the-fly. I would be happy to regenerate pages each
time the content is updated.

I'd need to be able to --
+ supply a 'template' HTML file
+ a file (or optionally a database) to pad out the template
+ include dynamically created navigation -- breadcrumbs and main menu
for each page

I'd be happy to work in Perl or PHP, but must be able to use these
tools on a Windows platform. My preference would be for Open Source
software.

Can you let me know what the 'state of the art' is in this niche area?
I have looked at some Perl scripts, but they seem not to work on
Windows (and this is backed up by other user's comments).

Thanks

Ben


Suggested Links:

http://www.opensourcecms.com
http://www.movabletype.org/
http://www.phpnuke.org

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Website | http://www.wse.jhu.edu/newtnotes/

Jul 17 '05 #5

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