- Tutorial Based Learning (Trail, Live Demos)
- Updating the documentation
- Modernizing the site for community feedback
At this stage I am putting together some sample content. Once there is enough content, the SiteMesh team will be contacted to determine if they want to endorse this wiki.
Diagram showing simple content decorated into multiple sites...
- Reduce application code by
- Truly segregate look and feel from
Proposed Reorganization of Sections
- Getting Started (Tutorials with live demos)
- Setup SiteMesh
- Start Using SiteMesh in 10 minutes
- SiteMesh Patterns
- SiteMesh Moving to Production
- Understanding Paths for Decorator Files
- Error Page Considerations
- Advanced SiteMesh
- Allow Pages to Specify Decorators
- Decorating with Parameters and Sessions
- Nested Decorators
- API Reference
- Bug Tracker
- About SiteMesh
- Sites Using SiteMesh
What is SiteMesh?
SiteMesh 3 has been officially released.
SiteMesh is a lightweight and flexible Java web application framework that applies the Gang of Four decorator pattern to allow a clean separation of content from presentation.
Work with the content of your website and have the appropriate look and feel applied (decorated) just before delivery to a PC or Mobile device.
- SiteMesh is easy to learn. 5 minutes to setup, and 10 minutes to start being useful.
- SiteMesh integrates quickly, just 4 files.
Why Use SiteMesh
Write your content once and present it in many different ways,
Let's Hear Some More
SiteMesh uses Filters introduced since Java Servlet version 2.3.
- SiteMesh intercepts responses to generated HTML and merges it with decorator(s) to build the final result.
- SiteMesh can be used in Java based web-applications, or applied to content as an offline job.
- Enterprise class web applications and products such as Atlasssian Confluence use SiteMesh.
For a good overview, see Mike Cannon-Brookes' PowerPoint presented at the Vegas Server Side Symposium.