Posted - May 21 2004 : 17:16:04
| So, you want to split your site into panels and be able to maintain those panels as independent files, but you don't want to use frames ?
Where do you start ? The html-code is truly horrible when doing such a thing, and it's really awkward to find where you need to split the files and how all the html-tables hang together.
And as for moving the contents of the panels about or resizing them; what a nightmare.
Well, help is at hand !
We've created a set of vp-asp panel-splitter files that you can upload to your site, where each panel (and styles, meta-tags, browser-title etc) are all stored as separate files so that you can easily change the contents across the whole site.
Configuration options are available for all levels/panels, so you can instantly resize/reformat the various panels (and the overall site size/format) without having to delve into any html code.
Just set your config options, then paste your html contents into the relevant panel files and add the includes. Full instructions provided with the files. Nice and easy; gets your site's panel structure setup in minutes without having to know any html code.
And it's completely in-line with how vpasp does things; using the standard header/trailer files to call the panel code.
We've got demo versions available on our site, so you can see how simple/powerful it is.
It'll work with any (yes, ANY!) version of vpasp.
The simple ideas are always the best; the logic isn't simple, but the idea behind it is.
We hope this saves our customers as much time as it saves us when we use it.
Have fun with the demos!
Edited by - devshb on May 21 2004 17:44:58