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Dug Falby <[log in to unmask]>
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Hi Devin,

You should check out the migration of Movable Type templates from 2.5
to 2.33 and on to MT4.1

- You get massive community upheaval at every change
- You see the gradual move from files containing structure and design
interspersed with placeholders to complex, interlocking files
containing structure and logic

A lot of it is down to personal preference (I like templates with
logic as they are more re-usable) but on the hole there is a
relationship between template complexity and community adoption which
impacts the likely success of the software.

All the best,
Dug



On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 9:29 PM, Devin M Sanera (RIT Student)
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> I'm researching the use of templates as a part of the web publishing process. The process involved with the research is simple: several templates are created and then one is chosen based on the type of content the user of the template is intending to publish.
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> Clearly, templates are useful. They save time when structure is fixed and the focus is on content delivery.
>
> My research is focused on when this process breaks down, namely, when the final page deviates radically from the template in some way. I'm writing to see if anyone has any experience managing templates or opinions on the subject, either when templates work well and they are a boon, or when templates break down and they are a handicap.
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