Forum: Ruby on Rails nesting layouts?

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Harm A. (Guest)
on 2006-04-17 22:58
Hi all,
Currently I am working on a site which in principle consists of three
div's, a menu, a left div and a right div. Now the content of the left
and right div can vary wildly but the overall 'feeling' should be the
Now I have one template, called 'index.rhtml' which checks in a long
list of if-then-else what to render. This is of course really really
ugly. I would rather have some this like @content_for_layout but now
@content_for_left_div and @content_for_right_div. Is this possible?
Moreover, if it's not, do partials have the same access to global
variables as the parent template? That would also help a lot in cleaning
Thanks in advance.

Charlie B. (Guest)
on 2006-04-17 23:06
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Another consideration would be to put your navbar in a application
helper.  That works very well also.
Rob B. (Guest)
on 2006-04-21 07:46
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Look at content_for()


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