Posts Tagged ‘CSS file’

Developing a Website using a software parts library

March 5, 2014

The activity associated with development of a software parts library for the development of a web-site will be presented here. This will be an extension of the library used to prepare Programmable Software Development Environment manual.

This effort was started a long time ago following the development of the manual software parts library. Its purpose was to eliminate the need for Front Page.  It was subsequently put on hold so that other more important efforts could proceed.
Mr. Mike is a long time professional friend of mine who has recently offered to reconstruct my Web-Site.  I told him my plan to use my tool to rebuild my site.  He has had difficulties relating to my technology (It is quite different than normal programming methods) and I am not really skilled in Web-site design. We both felt that this might a great opportunity to make the technical connection.
TUESDAY: 2014/03/04
STATUS: I have examine web-site developed by Mr. Mike and have found that all of the styles are defined specifically in the CSS file statements.  There appeared to be no need to include html statements in the screen CSS file. An examination of the references that I obtained from the library seemed to confirm my evaluation.

DETAIL: The CSS file is a common style definition for the entire website which might consist of many pages. It appears that the html statements were included in the CSS file to take advantage this capability.

RESULTS: In the normal development process, the CSS file provides the designer with the capability of designing the style once and then using it for all of the web pages.  The Programmable Software Development Environment provides two other means of defining common elements such as the style; namely, the Software part and the Post Office communication commands.

MY NEXT TASK: My current plan to modify the previously developed software parts to remove the html statements from the screen CSS file and include them in each of the html files using no more than two software parts.