joined:July 5, 2005
Hey guys, I need your help.
Context: The company I work for has partnered with another smaller company. This smaller company has only ever offered static HTML websites. We, on the other hand, offer much more complex CMS driven solutions.
Recently, we were a little overloaded with work and decided to send out one of our projects to our new friends to slice and markup. We would then take the HTML/CSS/Js and integrate it into one of the many CMSs we're using.
Result: Complete disaster.
They're not incompetent or anything; they do good work. Except that doesn't mean it translates well into what we do. Example, they had a different id on the BODY tag and a completely separate CSS file for every page. The images also had their own separate folder according to location. A bunch of other things that simply wouldn't work for a template style system.
I would like to create a document that will help explain how to HTML for a CMS (not a specific one, just in general). I've been searching for guide lines/best practices but haven't been able to location any such information.
Does anyone have anything on the subject? Can we make some sort of guide? Where to start?