Urgent! -- need suggestion

hi all,

I am starting to learn ruby and using ruby on rails. I have one
question. I want to create a webpage that has two sections. The right
section has all the tags (stored in a MySQL table) and in the section I
display websites related to selected tag. I am not sure how to do this
as I have two different actions to be fired in every webpage.

Any suggestion is most welcomed

Regards,
Ritesh

Ritesh A. wrote:

hi all,

I am starting to learn ruby and using ruby on rails. I have one
question. I want to create a webpage that has two sections. The right
section has all the tags (stored in a MySQL table) and in the section I
display websites related to selected tag. I am not sure how to do this
as I have two different actions to be fired in every webpage.

Any suggestion is most welcomed

Regards,
Ritesh

Why is it urgent?

jp

Hi,

I am working on a summer class project on web application development
and need to give my first presentation next week. I was hoping a more
favourable response. n’ways, I am still hoping some response to get me
started

Regards,
Ritesh

Ritesh A. wrote:

hi all,

I am starting to learn ruby and using ruby on rails. I have one
question. I want to create a webpage that has two sections. The right
section has all the tags (stored in a MySQL table) and in the section I
display websites related to selected tag. I am not sure how to do this
as I have two different actions to be fired in every webpage.

Any suggestion is most welcomed

Regards,
Ritesh

Hi, Sounds like you want to setup a layout that will render the tags
sidebar. Go lookup layouts, partials, and maybe even componenets. Hope
your project goes well!

Chris C.
concentrationstudios.com

On 7/14/06, Ritesh A. [email protected] wrote:

Hi,

I am working on a summer class project on web application development
and need to give my first presentation next week.

It is probably a good idea to save “urgent” for when your client is
freaking out on the phone that their website is currently down.

You just need a layout and a couple partials like Chris says. A good
book is “Agile web development with rails.”

Peter

hi all,

thanks for your suggestions and in future I will take care about the
word “Urgent”. I did buy “Agile web development with rails”. After
quickly going through it what I understood is that for each controller
action there is a view. But as the layout remains the same, it is
possible to create static layout and store it in view/layout folder

What is I am not able to understand is how to call both the action. For
eg consider a scenario that a tag list obtained from the database is
loaded on the left pane. User selects the first tag. This will

  1. call list action of the controller that handles webpages (say
    websites_controller.rb)
  2. list action will call the list view (which will be in
    view/websites/list.rhtml) and also the static template

Now here is my confusion. From where the action to list all the tags
will be called. Probably my guess is that this will be somewhere in
static template. At this point I am not sure what the partial view is
but I will take a look. and thanks agains for all your help

Regards,
Ritesh

On 7/15/06, Ritesh A. [email protected] wrote:

websites_controller.rb)
2. list action will call the list view (which will be in
view/websites/list.rhtml) and also the static template

Now here is my confusion. From where the action to list all the tags
will be called. Probably my guess is that this will be somewhere in
static template. At this point I am not sure what the partial view is
but I will take a look. and thanks agains for all your help

In your Agile book, look up “Partial Page Templates” and “Helpers”.

Hi Steve,

Thanks for informing about it. As suggested by James, I took a look at
the partial view and helper section of the view. I have started to build
my model and controller. Hopefully with all the information that I
recieved I should be able to get it working before next week.

Thanks
Ritesh

I think you grasped the first bit of Rails, but if Rails were limited to
one
action => one view or “every controller has the same layout” it simply
wouldn’t work for complex apps. Consider, in addition to partials,
looking
into:

render :layout => ‘foo’

You can explicitly tell Rails what layout to use or have it render
without a
layout. Additionally, if your whole controller uses a particular layout
and
it isn’t application.rhtml, just use the layout macro somewhere near the
top
of your controller:

class FooController < ApplicationController
layout :foo

def index
.
.
.

As you can see, there is a lot of flexibility in how you use layouts.
For
more, see:

http://api.rubyonrails.com/classes/ActionController/Layout/ClassMethods.html#M000103

Good luck.

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