Ask DN: How do you get from paper to markup to template?

almost 7 years ago from , Illustrator & Mathematician

I've recently started to write a Django CMS for my personal website. (Getting a hang of the MVC pattern.) I just finished up the web design along with my database and content retrieval.

I seem to have found myself at the interface between the design and the content.

My question is, how should I set up my workflow?

Should I make static html files and then convert them into templates? Or should I get set up the development server with all my content set in times new roman and design around that?


  • Ian WilliamsIan Williams, almost 7 years ago


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    • Jason Liu, almost 7 years ago

      I guess the better question is this.

      When building a website from scratch, what is the order with which you should do things?

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      • Shahruz ShaukatShahruz Shaukat, almost 7 years ago

        This'll sound like a non-answer, but there really is no 'right' way. Just work on whatever is most convenient / fun / productive for you to be working on at any given time! It's one of the advantages of MVC: all the pieces can come together in any order and they'll still fit.

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        • Jason Liu, almost 7 years ago

          Thats acceptable.

          I had considered that maybe starting from one vs the other may bring out issues I may not have thought of in the beginning of development.

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