RevIgniter is Fabulous!
katir at hindu.org
Thu Mar 24 15:20:06 EDT 2011
On 3/23/11 7:05 PM, -=>JB<=- wrote:
> That looks very nice. Was everything made with Revigniter?
When you say "everything made with" depends what you mean. The
navigation menus at the top are pure simple CSS. I use John Alsop's
Style Master for CSS. Are you using RevIgniter?
But the entire page assembly is revIgniter.
The rotating selection of the head image (changes on page load) is
driven by a simple 4 line function .. actually it could have been two
lines. No JS or Ajax there. The data for the book on the page is all
drawn from an external source piped in through a "model" HTML is
assembled from six "views" -html "chunks" and most of the content of
these is made up of variables that are poked in the controller. That's
what is impressive, the number of operations and "gets" that are being
performed by LiveCode Server before the page is sent out (I count at
least 30 operations done to put this one page together) is significant
enough that you would think you might start to feel some processing
sluggishness: but no -- it feels almost instantaneous. take a look at
the time to render at the bottom of the page.
Part of this is because there is no html in a data base (ala other PHP
CMS frameworks... "irritating"... you log in, choose a module, click on
a list and "hello" there you are face-to-face with HTML in a "record.")
instead we will just use the database for media assets metadata
storage. So even when we get to using queries to generate some parts of
the page content, it will be very fast, because we will still get the
html direct from disk.
Of course this is just a design decision as revIgniter would certainly
support html code chunks being stored in dbase if you wanted to go that
route, (I never will!) and I guess the CodeIgniter PHP framework is also
very fast. i.e. you will have to cook your own CMS...and that's a
If you want to see any of the code, happy to share.
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