[Product-Developers] Re: Where does it hurt?

Martin Aspeli optilude at gmx.net
Mon May 19 20:12:11 UTC 2008

Wichert Akkerman wrote:

> Right now we have one solution: skin layers. Until the new stuff is used
> that is what people should be using. Consistent, flexible, and well
> documented. 

For the record, I disagree with this (and so does my book).

I think browse views are vastly superior to skin layer templates, 
because they give you a sensible place to put view logic. Last I 
checked, they do cache in CacheFu as well.

Viewlets have to be done with Z3 resources. Portlet renderers too.

Style sheets and images don't, and people may prefer skin layers. I 
prefer to have a well-defined namespace (the ++resource++ prefix) and to 
follow along the same paradigm as the above three.

That said, unifying the customisation and configuration story here would 
be an enormous win.


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want to work with Plone. See http://martinaspeli.net/plone-book

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