We offer you a small book (you can call it a brochure), dedicated to XSLT and its use as a template language when creating websites on UMI.CMS.
This is not an advertisement for “one more cms”, and “one more template engine”, but only a proposal to get acquainted with one of the approaches to using XSLT technology when creating websites where UMI.CMS is taken as a content management system.
Yes, I do not deny that I work for UMISoft, and that we like our XSLT templating engine, and we all like XSLT. You can even say with confidence that we all genuinely love XSLT. However, it is difficult to share these feelings with other developers, since the first thing they remember about the word XSLT is thick volumes from 500 to 1000 pages, for which they don’t have enough time or energy to read.
Therefore, this book is specially made short (initially 55 pages of text in Word), and is designed for people who have no idea about XSLT (but still have an idea about HTML and CSS). No deep programming skills are also expected, and, moreover, according to my personal conviction, some developers have long experience to prevent them from starting to use XSLT “as intended” and “correctly”.
The book is specifically built on real practical examples in order to be able to evaluate the capabilities of the XSLT language for site developers, without delving into the theory and abstract examples from textbooks.
No doubt some of the points touched upon in the book are traditionally considered holivar. I personally do not see anything wrong with this, since it means that there are certain differences in the formulation of approaches and the understanding of certain concepts, and this is a sign that the problem is relevant, and there is something to talk about. That's why I wanted to share my opinion and arguments at my disposal.
Download: "The use of XSLT technology in the development of sites on UMI.CMS"