At 09:58 PM 21/02/2002 +0000, you wrote:
> > OK, I see what you mean. Dreamweaver for the templates, Phactory for
> > filling in and managing the templates. Makes sense.
>It might very well make sense, but that's not what I'm suggesting. :)
>>You're not to blame in this case though, because I haven't been entirely
>clear about this. I'm suggesting that the default backend UI be entirely
>web-based, initially with standard form fields and perhaps UBB Code for
>formatting; but moving towards a DHTML WYSIWYG widget as we progress.
>Dreamweaver "integration" would be on the TODO list -- we would aim to at
>some time in the future to support a system whereby the user can (copy and
>paste | upload) an entire HTML document into a form field, and Phactory
>would parse it on submission into it's relevant elements, such as $title,
>$intro, $keywords, $content, etc.
>>This is a relatively simple thing to achieve, by providing a mechanism
>whereby the user could dump a "template", complete with placeholder
>comments, to the user for download. This template could then be imported to
>Dreamweaver and used for future article or item development. Again though,
>this would be on the TODO -- just another thing I would like to see, to
>offer as many options to the user as possible.
Its also relatively simple to edit (text at least) on a page as it sits in
your browser. Say onSelect or OnDoubleClick ... a little textbox and OK
button pops up and you type away. Click the little OK button provided when
finished. Do this wherever you need to edit the text. When finished, click
on the big "Sorted!!" button at the bottom and document.body.text is added
to a hidden element in the form, and POSTed to your PHP / CGI.
I've done some very similar implementations, but not to quite the same degree.
Probably also possible to say right click on say your background and pop-up
a box to select your color or browse to your background images. And so on ...
Course this is more in the realm of CMS, and perhaps individual page
editting, rather than global templating, but it is certainly possible to
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