PHP & Webdev (was Re: [Techtalk] Website Building Program For Dummies)

Sophie sophie at
Fri Aug 9 20:29:52 EST 2002

On Fri, Aug/ 9/02 12:20:38PM -0700, Megan Golding wrote:
> --- Dave North <dave at> wrote:
> > Scott:
> > > Is anyone on the list doing PHP development?
> > 
> > Now and again.

I've been enjoying php and postgresql quite alot... it's a productive way to relax. Well, almost productive ;)

My efforts can be seen at

> > > I am trying to work on some template libraries to make web page
> > development
> > > a breeze for not only myself but anyone else who wants it.
> That sounds awesome! My emphasis in web dev has been separating
> presentation from content in an interesting way. I create HTML
> "shell" pages that contain the look-and-feel and content pages that
> get included in the shells.

Similar here, although I use xml/xslt (rendering to plain old html) for static content. I include() a header file with some useful functions and variables etc which draws the head of the html (and contents menu etc), and call a function to the footer at the bottom of the page. So my template is something like:

	<? include("header.php"); ?>
	<? footer(); ?>

The title and various other things are worked out from the url - header.php is quite large :)

If you really want the gory details, feel free to ask :) Or find me on irc

Hope that helps,

- sophie

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