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[REBOL] What should we bake? Re:

From: rchristiansen:pop:isdfa:sei-it at: 22-Sep-2000 16:26

With companies like enticing everyone and their brother, dog, and grandmother to "register" their own domain, there will be increased demand for simple Web site building solutions. Tools like Microsoft Front Page are not the answer because the user still needs to use FTP and to understand too many other things about building a Web site. It is not simple enough. The simplest Web site building solution is a server-side application with a Web-based control panel. My vision is the following... 1. A user goes to a page on the Web where they can use the Web site building tool. After selecting which site functionalities they would like to include, they enter their credit card number, etc., and then move on to the site building process. 2. The user chooses the overall structure and layout and design of the site from a set of templates. Each template has a set of major regions where the user can choose to "plug in" the elements of a Web page, including photographs, chat interfaces, tables of links, journals, diaries, etc., etc. 3. The user finishes and clicks "Done." When the user is building the site, the program behind the interface could be building a REBOL script which executes upon visiting the user's URL and dynamically builds the page. The script is built using REBOL "plug-ins," functions designed to display a specific site element or designed to call upon some other functionality. Of course, the application should be using Cascading Style Sheets for better style control and the application would have to be tested against multiple browsers in multiple environments for the most consistent rendering possible.