[thelist] Styling separated from layout and from content

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Thu Jun 7 12:23:04 CDT 2001

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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As we've been talking about this in 2 different
threads, it might be instructive to take a read of
Adrian's writeup on the evolt HTML:


Each page's content is merged into a template
(using ColdFusion) and the look is controlled by
CSS. There's pretty good separation - so it's a
piece of cake to:
1) Change the layout (hit the site with a PDA)
    by stuffing a different template
2) Change the style (have a look at the screenshots
   in the 'Down the Road' section of that article) by
   linking in a separate stylesheet.

And each of those can be done at runtime.

To see how it's done, view the source of the page,
and also take a look at the stylesheet:


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