[aida] WebStye (was stupid question)

nicolas petton petton.nicolas at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 23:38:19 CEST 2007


Le mardi 16 octobre 2007 à 23:28 +0200, Janko Mivšek a écrit :
> nicolas petton wrote:
> 
> >> Well, this redirection is strange on first sight for every Smalltalker 
> >> too, but with a bit of explanation you can understand the reason behind: 
> >>   a support for another separation between content and style - between 
> >> HTML and CSS. CSS support (and style support in general, like "framing" 
> >> of page with above mentioned method) is therefore delegated to WebStyle 
> >> and its subclasses.
> > 
> > So, what is the best way to style a site ? Subclassing WebStyle, and
> > surcharging #pageFrameWith:title: and some other methods, or create a
> > new class from scratch (since WebStyle directly inherit from Object, and
> > this class has a lot of methods I may not want) ?
> 
> Subclassing WebStyle and overriding existing methods while reusing 
> WebStyle ones (like images) is the best way. Just ignore methods you 
> don't want or in case of css* methods override them with empty ones to 
> nil them.

Will all css and javascript methods be automatically included ?

>  This is a bit clumsy, I know, I'm working on a solution...
> 
> >> Another neat feature is that you can change styles on runtime, simply by 
> >> changing style in AIDASite.
> >>
> >> Third reason: that way you can host a same application to many customers 
> >> at once, with different style for each. That way you can simply 
> >> customize you app to customer wishes, but still run all of them from the 
> >> same image.
> >>
> >> But WebStyle don't hold only CSS, but also images and JS code. Images 
> >> are stored in methods (so called method images).
> 
> > Is there a simple way to upload images into method images ?
> 
> Yes, see some method image how it was created, for instance
> 
> WebStyle>>arrowOrangeRightGif
> 
> 	"'imgs/dars-arrow2.gif' asFilename contentsAsMethod"
> 
> This code in comment was inspected and result copied in a body of that 
> method image. This is how it is done on VisualWorks, On Squeak you have 
> String contentsAsMethod, which you can use similarly.
> 
> 
> >>  The same goes with 
> >> JavaScript code. This is similar to WAFileLibrary in Seaside.
> >>
> >> And I'm extending WebStyle to support Joomla templates ...
> > Very good :) !
> > 
> 
> >>>> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> >>>> Van: aida-bounces at aidaweb.si [mailto:aida-bounces at aidaweb.si] Namens nicolas petton
> >>>> Verzonden: dinsdag 16 oktober 2007 19:53
> >>>> Aan: AIDA/Web general discussion list
> >>>> Onderwerp: Re: [aida] Stupid question
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Le mardi 16 octobre 2007 à 15:10 +0200, Janko Mivšek a écrit :
> >>>>> Hi Nicolas,
> >>>>>
> >>>> Hi Janko
> >>>>> nicolas petton wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> I've got a stupid question... where is the code of aidademo site ?
> >>>>>> Sorry, I cannot find it.
> >>>>> Do you mean a code, which run what is shown  when you start a demo site?
> >>>> Yes
> >>>>> First page is from WebDiscussions/WebDiscussionsApp (in Aida-Parts), 
> >>>>> then there is WebDemoApp for demos, in same category, and WebAdminApp 
> >>>>> from Aida-Admin.
> >>>> Thanks, I saw it, but I mean the main part of the site (ie the header, the sidebar on the left, stylesheet, etc). Does it make part of the demo ?
> >>>> I'm asking this because in the tutorial the new site is in fact a part of the demo (even if I write "self add: e", the css is still there).
> >>>>> For "blast from the past" you can also look at WebSecurityManagerApp 
> >>>>> with a really old code, back to 1996 :)
> 
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Nicolas Petton
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