Templatize Your Website with SSI
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Category: Web Design/Templates
Submitted on: 2008-03-26 01:56:44
Submitted By: Devesh Khanna
Description:Most websites maintain the same headers, footers and margin navigations on each page. This is good design. The common look tells your visitor she is in a unified environment and ever-present links make site navigation easy.
As your site grows, changing those common elements can become laborious because changes must be made on each page of your growing site. Using SSI (Server Side Includes), these elements need be changed only once.
All your pages can use the same template files for important repeated elements of your web pages. When you set up pages for SSI, you include special SSI links to separate template files. Your web server includes them in a single web page file before sending them to the visitor's browser, thus the name Server Side Includes. More detail...