[Pipet Devel] Re: Web Page Update

Gary Van Domselaar gvd at redpoll.pharmacy.ualberta.ca
Mon Jul 26 15:51:02 EDT 1999

J.W. Bizzaro wrote:

> I like the title and the background.  The background looks like a Bowie Poag
> image; is it?

It most definitely is-- the latest from the Redmond Invasion Tour.

> I don't think the menu area color (robin's egg?) matches the
> background though.

Oh i know.. I'll make something nicer looking as things progress.

> BTW, did you catch the <htnews> tag that goes in the body?
> The news program actually generates index.shtml from index.template.  <htnews>
> goes in index.template.

My design proposal for the pages is to use php to create a shell file.  The file
will "include" the header (logo, background image, etc.) from a standard file.
The Menu will be generated dynamically from a php script (using catalog
information included in each individual web page) and placed into the menu table,
which can be on the right or left.  The main text will again be grabbed from a
file, so if i grab index.shtml, which is generated from index.template using (what
news proggy are you using?),  the most recently generated index.shtml will always
appear in the main panel.

Im making use of cascading style sheets to format the web pages, so once we have a
nice looking template page, applying the style to the existing pages should be a


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