[aida] A few newbie questions regarding AidaWeb
treyc at fresnomail.com
Thu Jan 29 05:18:44 CET 2009
I just downloaded Damien Cassou's web image for Squeak 3.10.2 to try out
AidaWeb. I followed the tutorial at:
and viewed Nicolas Petton's screencast for building a blog in aidaweb.
Both the tutorial and the screencast were very helpful in helping me
understand how to build web apps in Aida, so I want to thank Janko and
Nicolas for their efforts. I hope they can find the time and energy to
write up even more in-depth topics on AidaWeb.
I have a couple of newbie Aida questions though:
(1) I tried out the WebGrid example (section 7 of the tutorial), and found
the resulting table a little funny looking. I've attached a screen capture
I've viewed this table under both Safari and IE 6. In each case, I found
that after the header
Name Surname Phone Email
there is a line with 2 blank textboxes: one under Name and one under
Is this something that's to be expected? The WebGrid otherwise works as it
should, providing sorting for each column.
Is there a way to make this row disappear? It makes a nice AJAX table look
a little awkward.
(2) Similarly, in the section on Tables (section 4.3) of the tutorial, the
| e |
e := WebElement new.
e addTextH1: 'Address book'.
e table border: 1.
self observee addresses do: [:each |
e cell addText: each name. e newCell addText: each surname.
e newCell addText: each phone.
e newCell align: #right; addText: each email.
self pageFrameWith: e title: 'Address book'
constructs a table which has a single (empty) cell in the final row (see
Is this expected behavior? Does the
method advance the "table cursor" so that a new cell is always present at
the end of the iteration? is there a way to build the table without having
any dangling cells in a vacuous final row?
(3) Are there some other demo applicaitons that I can study to learn more
about Aida? I found in the Aida package, a Category called Examples, with
classes WebDemo and WebDemoApp. I can't seem to get these to run though.
(AIDASite named: 'aidademo') urlResolver defaultURL:
'/webdemo.html' forObject: WebDemo new
but it doesn't appear to show up.
(4) Finally, can someone point me to an example of Aida which uses a
different (simple) CSS stylesheet? I am not very good with CSS to begin
with, so I would like to see how Aida can incorporate a different
stylesheet. Where on the file system would the CSS stylesheet usually be
It's been great fun playing with Aida. I'd now like to try to build
something with it.
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