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Diagram of a static site
The developer creates the web pages using WebHub, exports them, and then copies them onto any machine (any OS) that has http server software. The pages are then served over HTTP.

 

Static sites served over HTTP
In this situation, the HTML developer uses the WebHub HTML editor to create the site. This typically involves defining the page headers, page footers, and page content, always using macros for page links and repetitive sections of HTML. Screen shot of the HTML Editing Panel, 70k bytes

After the pages are defined, they are "exported," tested, and then copied (using FTP or by copying them on a Local Area Network) to any type of web server running under any operating system.

The advantage to using WebHub in addition to an ordinary HTML editor is that you can express the page definitions at a higher level, using as many WebHub "chunks" and macros as desired. WebHub lets you define macros for any portion of a page - from META KEYWORDS to font changes.

Site type flexibility
With WebHub you can even re-use your code from a strictly static site to evolve your site to either a CD-ROM or to a partially or fully dynamic site without starting over! The page aliasing feature in WebHub allows you to define your pages one time and then create links as needed for static, CD-ROM or dynamic sites. When you change pages from, for example, static to dynamic, you don't need to change anything, you simply decide to export versus run the application server with a web server.

WebHub macros also enable you to easily make changes within your site. For example, using the WebHub JUMP macro for links instead of A HREF tags, you can maintain your site links very easily. The JUMP macro allows you to reference a link internally so that when you change the page information or location, you don't need to update every link.

With WebHub you can also divide up the HTML files to be worked on as needed by project team members. This affords you the flexibility and teamwork options needed for larger projects.

Custom WebHub applications add more features
The WebHub Power HTML product includes a basic, generic application server that includes the WebHub-HTML editor and the ability to export pages.

You can also buy custom WebHub application servers from third parties, and those applications may have more advanced export features. For example, they might integrate with desktop and/or SQL databases, so that you can build totally database-driven sites with ease.

TurboPress is an example of a high-end custom application server with specialized exporting features.

If you are you creating static web sites check out IndexMaker, which is an extremely helpful program if you are distributing directories full of files and need to briefly define the contents of each file.


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