This article covers basic rules on how to name elements when creating RedDot CMS templates.
If you have ever opened up a template and then looked at elements named “TopLeft”, “Home”, “GreenSeparator” you know what I mean. To make things easier you should add a prefix.
So the named examples above become:
“TopLeft” » “con_header” – describing a header,
“Home” » “anc_home” – a link pointing to the homepage,
“GreenSeparator” » “bg_separator” – a separator background.
Now there is no need to open up each element and check the attributes to see what they do. The prefixed name unveils the element type. I have used naming conventions since several years now and it saves me a lot of time.
Using the following list with CMS element naming conventions to enable CMS users to quickly determine element types:
Using a Web Solutions Content Management Server (CMS) element naming convention to enable CMS sitebuilder to quickly determine an element type without checking its properties is a common best practice. By using a common set of element names you will save time and avoid templating mistakes when working within a collaborative team of RedDot developers where everyone speaks the same “templating language”.
Do you use conventions?
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