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<p>This collection of pages is designed to fully demonstrate how you'd use Templer, to generate a website.</p>
<p>A templer site is created by a collection of input files, and a layout file.</p>
<p>The general course of processing involves:</p>
<li>Reading each input page.</li>
<li>Expanding variables/content.</li>
<li>Inserting the rendered content into the layout.</li>
<p>A site itself then consists of a series of <a href="page.html">input pages</a> (i.e. your content) and at least <a href="layout.html">one layout</a>.  An input page might well decide to use a different layout which is just fine.</p>

<h2>Quick Links</h2>
<dt><a href="structure.html">Site Structure</a></dt>
<dd><p>A brief discussion on site-layout.</p></dd>
<dt><a href="page.html">A Page</a></dt>
<dd><p>What is a page?  What can I do with it?.</p></dd>
<dt><a href="variables.html">Variable expansion</a></dt>
<dd><p>Demonstration of simple variable expansion.</p></dt>
<dt><a href="stylesheet.html">Conditional variables</a></dt>
<dd><p>How to have conditional parts of your layout.</p></dd>
<dt><a href="file.html">Variables containing file contents</a></dt>
<dd><p>A variable can contain either a literal value or the contents of a file.</p></dd>
<dt><a href="glob.html">Variables matching filenames</a></dt>
<dd><p>A variable can also be used to create a loop, based on a glob pattern.  Ideal for creating a gallery, for example.</p></dd>