[ZDP] BackTalk to Document The Zope Book (2.5 Edition)/Introducing Zope
Sat, 17 Aug 2002 20:36:17 -0400
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Now that you've learned about Zope's features and history, it's
time to start using it. In the next chapter you'll learn how to
get up and running with Zope. Since Zope is free, you can download
the latest version, and begin working immediately.
% Anonymous User - Apr. 24, 2002 3:52 am:
What advantage does Zope have over
Dreamweaver or Namo Webeditor in designing
the website pages???
% Anonymous User - Apr. 26, 2002 8:27 pm:
you might use Dreamweaver to design a template, but then go through zope's web interface to write specific
content for each individual page - at least, that's how it looks to me from what I've read so far.
% Anonymous User - July 23, 2002 7:39 pm:
Dreamweaver is mainly a "design tool", not a comprehensive web application framework.
With dreamweaver you can produce "web pages" organized in a fairly basic "web site" of a rather static
nature. Dreamweaver is meant for visually-oriented developers who do not mind delivering sub-par bloated code
to http clients.
Zope allows you to build "web applications", whose components can be highly-aware "objects". Those objects
can grealty increase your site's modularity, flexibility and extensibility using such mechanisms as
inheritance. As an example, a sub-section object will look for its own "header" object and if it does not
have one, it inherits its parent's.
So if you want to build a web application which lives and breathes, is managed and edited by a group of
people, Zope is for you.
% Anonymous User - Aug. 17, 2002 8:36 pm:
You can also use Zope & Dreamweaver together. Even without destroying the logic in the zope templates, since
DW leaves them untouched. I's really useful if you collaborate with a designer (or developer, depends on
point of view ;)) on a project at the same point of time