Greetings oh Splendiferous TroopTrack Developers:
What say you to the idea of giving us mendicants the ability to create web page templates? I’m thinking the more my head twists side-to-side to compare web pages for consistency, the looser it gets! Honestly, this is a black-hole for my time right now.
Here’s my vision –
Templates are optional! Or the default template would simply have nothing in it.
A template would store a header and footer of our design, using the same WYSIWYG editor already available in TT. Images, raw-source, links, etc. just like we can currently edit on TT web pages.
Ideally, the content of the page would be maintained in a separate data structure from the template design - this would allow for the look of pages to be updated on the fly on the server-side. Using templates, I could update a footer-banner on every page, by simply updating the template used by those pages. BOOM.
I know the “on-the-fly” part might be a bit much to ask, but maybe this could be considered in the future? It would still be a huge time-saver if we could update the look of web pages simply by opening and saving them, causing the page to be rendered and cached…
Also maybe a checkbox to enable/disable a “last updated” datestamp, so it would be easy to tell if you were looking at a shiny or a dusty web page.
What do you think?