when you desing .rhtml pages, what tool do you use?
I usually create a regular page in dreamweaver and customize it with RoR
scripts. Is there any other tool that allows to drag/drop html
controls, inside rhtml pages?
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ive been searching for ways. it would be awesome if i could create a
site in iweb and just drop in ruby code blocks.
right now, i think the best was is just create my view in dreamweaver
and export the css sheet into the styles directory.
> ive been searching for ways. it would be awesome if i could create a
> site in iweb and just drop in ruby code blocks.
By "awesome" do you mean "great if I could cripple my user's with
hundreds of kilobytes of crufty HTML"?
> right now, i think the best was is just create my view in dreamweaver
> and export the css sheet into the styles directory.
Can I suggest learning HTML and CSS and doing it by hand like some of
the rest of us? Just my personal preference mind, but if you care
about crafting applications instead of churning them out like you're
a sausage factory, it's the only way.
If I understand well, there is not any tool that allows to desing rhtml
pages. a tool that uses drag and drop capabilities (asp.net/vb.net) , or
like in dreamweaver inserting controls with the menu options.
Could dreamweaver manage .rhtml pages directly?
I am looking for more than a simple editor, I would like to know if thre
is something similar to ASP.Net/VB.Net available
you can desing PHP pages wth dreamweaver, the extension php is
available. IS the .rhtnl extension available too?
> Heri R.
> yes you could design ror pages with dreamweaver. but for me you
> are mixing 2 things, RoR is a programming framework, it does not
> involve the design process.
> the best way to design pages would be your standard favorite way
> (photoshop, notepad, dreamweaver, fireworks --- whatever...) and
> when the html and CSS are ready and tested, you send them to the
> RoR programmer.
Another possible solution consists in using another template system
than ERb. I haven't tried it yet but it looks interesting : MasterView
There is also the Liquid templase system, but I don't know if there
is a HTML editor that can deal with it.
À la renverse.
ASP.Net is also base on a develoment framework, and it allows to
drag/drop controls, and enter code behind code.
Heri R> wrote:
> hi j-f
> what i would really like for a RoR design editor would be a CSS editor
> the right side and the rendered webpage to the left that shows DIV ids
> code in grey.... or something like that....
> On 10/26/06, Jean-François <jf....@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > RoR programmer.
>> -- Jean-François.
>> À la renverse.
> Heri R.
I know html and CSS and I love the speed I get with dreamweaver. It's
SO much faster to simply drag in a table, tweak it with the pref panel
and then save and go back to TextMate. Same with CSS. I can edit CSS
styles/properties much faster in DW and then copy/paste the code into
its own .css file. (yes, I know DW can create CSS in its own file, but
I think it's a pain to set up) I love the speed that TM bundles give
me, and can't think of trying to work with rails without 'em, but
they're no way near as fast as doing certain things in DW.
As for whether DW can read/work with .rhtml files, yes. There's a DW
extenstion called RubyWeaver from http://www.ridingtheclutch.com that
can recognize ruby code. It can color code it much like it color codes
php code. It's not as pretty or as functional as TM, but it's nice to
be able to open an .rhtml file in DW , drag stuff into it, edit quickly,
then get out. Prior to the RubyWeaver extension, I couldn't really work
on any ruby files in DW.
It all boils down to "do you understand the code and can you do it by
hand?" If yes, then finding tools that make dif aspects of the job
easier/faster is a plus in my book. Yes, I can create a site strictly
in notepad. Would I ever want to? Hell no. Thinking that someone has
to use one tool (or just the tools that you use) to create a site is
like saying you have to build a house with only a hammer. Find the
right tool(s) for the job that allows you to be the most creative,
productive and agile.
I am currently using Eclipse and RADRails! I hope that some day Eclipse
Visual Editor will be available also in the RADRails area. Like that I
will be able to build forms as if I was creating a java SWT form.