Orcmid's Lair

Construction Material Organization

orcmid>
construction>

c000004>
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A place-holder for documentation of construction-material organization.
Here is an outline and sketch for now.


Note that the construction-material pages are different than the construction-structure pages.  The construction-structure applies to pages that are the skeleton beneath all sections of the site.  Construction-material pages are pages about the construction structure, the organization of construction information, and anything else to do with the construction of a site.

For Orcmid's Lair, construction-material pages may appear in any section.   It is assumed that every section that does have construction material also has a construction.htm page (which is itself a construction material page).  Also, anchor-relative references are used so that these templates may be used from any place in the site, so long as the anchor assumption holds.

Orcmid's Lair

Construction Material Template

orcmid>
construction>

C000004d>
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In addition to providing descriptive information and documentation, the master version of this page is also a template for construction-material pages on this site.  The template features depend on the use of Microsoft FrontPage for their development and maintenance.  The features are only fully available when these web pages are accessed using Microsoft FrontPage.  

Informal Template Usage

  1. This page is can be used as a boilerplate for a full page based on the default style for construction-material pages of this site.  In Microsoft FrontPage, make a copy of the page and then derive the new page by transformational editing:

  2. The title block -- the table at page top -- can be copied by itself to produce a title block with the correct styles and the automatic inclusion of the correct left-section image for this site.

  3. The construction block -- the table at page bottom -- can be copied by itself to produce a construction block with the correct styles,  the automatic inclusion of the left-side Hard Hat image and link, and the "you are navigating ..." information in the center section of the block.  The right-side material will be updated automatically by Microsoft Visual Source Safe, but the "created ..." line must be updated manually.

FrontPage "Include Page" Components

These features are are incorporated in pages by using the FrontPage Insert / Component / Include Page ... menu.  The content of the include page will be incorporated where inserted.  In addition, any time the included page is updated, so will all places where it has been inserted.  When the pages are used outside of FrontPage, they behave as normal web pages with the last-included material shown.

Title Image Link: C000004A

Orcmid's Lair

This component creates the table-cell image by inclusion of page C000004A.htm.  The component provides the image associated with this site, a title expressing the name of the site, and a link to the site itself using its official URL.  This inclusion works at any level of the site.

Construction Image Link: C000004B

Construction Shack (Hard Hat Area)

This component creates the table-cell image by inclusion of page C000004B.htm.  The component provides the image to be associated with this section's construction areas, if any, along with the name of the construction area (usually "Hard Hat Area") within which this construction material is contained.   All links are anchor relative, and the insertion can be used from any level of the site.  The root construction center is always the link target.

 "You Are Here ..." text: C000004C

You are navigating
Orcmid's Lair construction material.

 This component creates the table-cell text by inclusion of page C000004C.htm.  The component provides the text that we want to have present in the construction block of construction-material pages of this site.  Notice that anchor-relative location of the mirror is provided, and it is always assumed that there is a local construction.htm in the same section as any construction material page.

FrontPage Style Inclusion 

The FrontPage Style inclusion used for this and other non-construction Construction Section pages is in page C000004e.htm.  That page describes how the background and basic styles are set on that page and how they are used from other pages.


0.00 2003-05-23 Customize the material for use on Orcmid's Lair  (orcmid)
Provides a description of the template aspects of this page itself, and information about the other pages that are included.
Construction Shack (Hard Hat Area)

You are navigating
Orcmid's Lair construction material.

created 2003-05-23-17:06 -0700 (pdt) by orcmid
$$Author: Orcmid $
$$Date: 14-01-31 18:19 $
$$Revision: 57 $

 


0.01 2008-08-28-15:36 Preserve Information formerly in c000004d
The descriptive text is captured here in raw form so that the folio pages can be renamed.  This page can be cleaned up later after the major restructuring is completed.
0.00 2003-05-23 Create placeholder for the description of construction materials (orcmid)
Provides target for the catalog and allows linkage to the material without it being filled in yet.
Construction Shack (Hard Hat Area)

 

You are navigating
Orcmid's Lair construction material.

created 2003-05-23-17:20 -0700 (pdt) by orcmid
$$Author: Orcmid $
$$Date: 14-01-31 18:19 $
$$Revision: 57 $