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www.sitemesh.homeip.net is a proposal to replace the current SiteMesh 2 website with emphasis on,

  • Tutorial Based Learning (Trail, Live Demos) - make as short as possible
  • Updating the documentation
  • Modernizing the site for community feedback

At this stage I am putting together a proposed layout and filling in some content. I've contacted Joe Walnes to determine if I should work further to fill this with material and present to the SiteMesh team for endorsement.

Summary

SiteMesh is a web-page layout system that abstracts the look and feel from the functionality of a web-application. Just try it! You'll be impressed with how it can simplify things. 

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What is SiteMesh?

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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.

At the same time, SiteMesh has many advanced features and works with popular frameworks such as Spring and Struts.

Why Use SiteMesh

Write your content once and present it in many different ways,

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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.

Download

Download SiteMesh 2.4.2, a stable, rock solid and Production proven release or check out SiteMesh 3 Alpha.