[Grok-dev] Re: Skinning/themeing

Lennart Regebro regebro at gmail.com
Tue May 22 03:41:07 EDT 2007

On 5/22/07, Martijn Faassen <faassen at startifact.com> wrote:
> I want Grok to aim low and high at the same time. I think a framework
> can be created that's good for beginners *and* experts alike.

Yes, but not a monolithic framework. You need to have different
"layers" when beginners can start out at the easy layer, and then,
when needed learn the next layer, and so on.

> I think
> Zope 3 is a great base for such a framework.


> It's true that a beginner in many cases is better off extending a larger
> application? But always? Lots of beginners enter web development through
> PHP, and what they're starting out with is adding just a little bit of
> dynamic behavior to a static web page, and learn from there. I think
> Grok shouldn't ignore that kind of use case.

Well, I think you may have a point there. And of course, in any case,
we will have to have a page template language to use for the
tutorials, and that will therefore become the "default", however you
look at it, so it's really a moot discussion.

Lennart Regebro: Zope and Plone consulting.
+33 661 58 14 64

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