Convert Existing Site


#1

Anyone tried to convert an existing static site (say, built with Front
Page) to the Rails framework?

If so, any hints?

Thanks.


#2

If it’s really something spit out of frontpage or some other end user
design
tool, I would pretty much start from scratch; but that’s just me.

If you really want a quick and dirty convert job …

Grab the stylesheet and images and stick them in their respective
public/
folders, save a ‘view source’ of the main page and copy that to
layouts/application.rhtml.

Edit to clean up image and stylesheet references to new pathing, add
your
dynamic layout tag to the application.rhtml.

You’ve now cloned the look of the old site … start on your models and
controllers.

Really though, just rewrite it :wink:


#3

Thanks for the suggestion, Hank.

-Tom

Tom Browder
Niceville, Florida
USA