A Web Template
A web template is a basic component of a web template system. It is a tool that is used for mass-production of web documents and separates content from presentation. A web template operates in similar fashion to a form letter for use in setting up a website and can be used to set up any kind of website. Presentation specifications in web template and database content are combined within the template engine in order to mass-produce web documents.
Web Template Systems Series
Web templates are often used by an organization or any individual to set up their website. After the template is downloaded and purchased, the user then replaces all generic information on the template with their personal, product or organizational information.
The web template systems series can be used for numerous applications such as: selling products online, displaying a gallery of photos, displaying personal information or daily activities as in a blog, or displaying family history. Templates can also be used to set up private login areas online, place videos online for public viewing as well as place music files such as mp3s on line for playing through a web browser.
Many experienced web developers deploy and develop applications that are easily maintainable and flexible with the goal of separating presentation logic and business logic. With varying degrees of success, developers use web template systems in order to accomplish this separation. One of the concerns in evaluating this separation is the lack of well-defined formalisms to measure how efficiently these tasks are completed. There are standard heuristics that have been borrowed from the domain of software engineering. Some examples include: “Templating and Generative programming,” which is consistent with the principles of MVC separation, and “inheritance” which is based on the principles of object-oriented programming. There is a debate to the precise difference between the various guidelines since some aspects of the guidelines share a degree of similarity.
The need for maximum flexibility in the code and resources dedicated to the presentation logic is one of the major reasons behind “effective separation.” Changing customer preferences and the desire to present a new package for pre-existing content, along with meeting client demands, often results in the need to modify the public appearance of web content dramatically. This needs to be accomplished while disrupting the underlying infrastructure as little as possible.
Distinguishing between infrastructure “business logic” and front end “presentation” is quite important since the production process for the application may need the work to be completed at separate times and locations and different workers have different skill sets and presentation skills that do not always mesh with skills for coding logic. Other important factors to keep in mind include the fact that code assets are more readable when disparate components are kept loosely coupled and separate and that the presentation source code language may differ from other code assets.
Many vendors and developers have released web templates specifically for use by non-technical users since some people want to utilize the web but they have limited technical proficiency. Also, many potential users of web templates do not have the ability or willingness to hire developers to design a customized system in order to meet their needs. A web templates’ ability to be reused is critical to those who rely on “ready-made” web solutions and simplicity, even for technically experienced and highly-skilled developers.
There are numerous “open-source” sites that offer web templates for free. There are various “ready -made” templates that are often free as well and easily made domestically by an individual. Some commercial sites offer web templates for a licensing fee as well. There are many options available to the user.
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