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I have seen several content management systems that create dynamic sites but not static sites.
I want to be able to put all of the relevant data into a database, create templates that creates the look and feel of the site and then run a process that combines the templates and the database record set into static html pages.
Is there such a thing or should I build one from scratch?
Couldn't you use a "regular" CMS together with such a "URL rewriter"?
(I think you can use .htaccess for Linux, but I'm not sure, I use Windows myself.)
Also check out OrbSpinner, CityDesk and PhpWCMS.
In development now, but slated to come out this December, is IBD Micro-CMS, which looks quite promising. Seems to be AJAX-based.
In theory could you install it on your local pc to develop and maintain the site localy, then simple upload the html files when you make changes, or even better set up some form of sync. I am just gettign to grips with typo 3 and your idea of exporting html pages may be just what I need.
I want to do static pages for a combination of reasons.
1. My upload speed is so slow that using a CMS over ther Web would be futile.
2. My sites don't require dynamic content.
3. As was mentioned earlier, it is simpler. Rather than trying to make my dynamic pages look static or try to hide the technology behind the dynamic pages, I would rather just have static pages
I plan on setting up a CMS on a local testing server and then push the final product up to the public server when I am ready.
I have looked at Typo3 - Is it really as hard to get a handle on as some of the reviews I have read suggest? I'm looking for a long term solution that could handle many sites and possibly a shopping cart.
Any more thoughts and suggestion would be appreciated.