ziarumon — 2012-08-17T03:56:20-04:00 — #1
I want to design a page similar to this:
I want to know how to have the source articles appear on the page without having a completely different page for each article.
My concern is that if I have 100 articles in 100 individual .html files and I need to update a link in the header or sidebar, I then have to edit all 100 pages. Can I have 1 article list page that, when an article is selected, the contents will populate in a master template page.
I'm pretty good at finding these answers on Google, but I'm not sure exactly what to search for. So I'm not necessarily looking for a tutorial, but rather some terms/phrases that I can search on that will help me find what I'm looking for.
endermb — 2012-08-17T07:01:31-04:00 — #2
It sounds like you're looking for a CMS. These will allow you to manage such content without having to worry about managing individual pages on a website. Most CMS's have the notion of "templating" where you'll design a template for a specific use case (i.e. articles, home page, categories, etc) and this will be reused on each page type.
As for recommendations, the best CMS around for PHP is [Concrete5 and the best for ASP.NET is [url=http://umbraco.org/]Umbraco](http://www.concrete5.org/)
digital_apex — 2012-09-29T15:49:54-04:00 — #3
Sounds like a job for CMS. WordPress or Drupal will do the job. If you know a bit of PHP you can build yourself simple php template using require_once statements for header, navigation and footer.