SiteC is a tool that helps you to maintain your website. It greatly
simplifies this job, in particular when the site gets bigger.
But I already use FrontPage!
FrontPage or SiteMill are great input device for SiteC. SiteC starts
where FrontPage ends.
What does SiteC?
SiteC allows you to automate your website design. You only provide
the text, SiteC does the rest. You will never again have to edit the
page design or fix broken links.
The basic ideas of SiteC is to give "attributes" or "labels" to HTML-pages
so that the SiteC knows what you are talking about. Based on this
information, SiteC creates HTML links for you and adds a navigation
bar automatically. However, it does not keep you from using the latest
The following diagram illustrates SiteC operation:
- As a first compilation pass, SiteC extracts the <HEAD>
information from all source files and stores them into the datatabase.
This information includes the document title, markers
and user-defined attributes.
- In the second compilation pass, SiteC parses the <BODY>
of the source documents, resolves symbolic expressions such as
markers or indices
and combines the result with a design
- Finally an error report is generated that tells the user about
errors and inconsistencies that have been found.
Which Problems Addresses SiteC?
SiteC adresses some of the problems that occure during the maintenance
phase of large WWW-servers:
- "Broken Links"
caused by deleting or moving HTML-pages.
- "Incomplete Indices"
(for example table of content) when pages are added or deleted
or when the title of a page changes.
- "Inkonsistent Design" and "Redundancies"
that appear when the design of each HTML-page of the site is created
- "Cooperative Work"
when several people are working together to create and maintain
the content of a server.
What is the Difference between plain HTML and SiteC?
- Uniform Layout of Web-pages:
A separate design-template is added to all HTML-pages providing
for a consitent layout of all of your pages.
- Symbolic References:
Refer to other HTML-pages by means of symbolic references instead
of using the location of a pages. This mechanism allows you to
move your HTML-pages freely within you document tree while maintaining
- Tables of Contents:
Generate the list of all HTML-pages in one directory.
- Indices by Attributes:
Generate indices of HTML-pages by means of user defined attributes.
What are the Advantages for you?
The job of the webmaster is greatly simplified and replaced by
The consistency of your web (missing or old content, broken links)
is maintained automatically.
- Information Quality:
Given the means for generating indices and cross references, the
information quality of your server becomes improved.
Using SiteC, it is possible for several people to work cooperatively
to generate a single WWW-server.