Construction Zone (front cover, this page)
c000000.htm Diary & Job Jar
index.htm ODMdev Construction Structure
|Related Materials:||Construction Material|
This is the Construction Zone for the front-porch (root-section) level of the ODMdev site.
Every folder in this site is bolted into the construction structure.
The construction structure is always enterable via the
index.htm page that every
folder possesses, no matter what other default pages are present. Each
index.htm page provides an anchor point for any other scaffolding in the section. The index page also serves as the default page of the section during early construction and
sometime for a long time after that.
The construction structure is never
removed. It becomes covered over by the placement of content and any facade page
(e.g., default.htm) that provides a friendlier,
production entry to the folder, but the structure remains as foundation.
The construction structure of the site is also a way to
situate and anchor all of the content. The top-right corner of every
ordinary page presents the directory hierarchy that the page is situated in.
It is a way to navigate to the containing section and its superiors. The
construction structure and the content structure are congruent in this
regard–they share the same folder hierarchy. It is useful to
think of the construction structure as the skeleton on which the content is
Access to the construction structure is always available.
The "Hard Hat" image in the lower-left corner of all non-index pages provides a link to the construction
which the current page is situated. These links are to the
index.htm page in the same folder.
The construction structure locates applicable
construction zones. The "Hard Hat" image in an
index.htm page is used to link to the nearest construction zone.
This will be in the same or a superior section. Each construction zone
provides a local job jar of "work orders" and construction items.
There may be additional materials that are specific to the construction of the given section and its
Chaining of construction zones. A construction
zone page, such as this one, always provides a table for reaching the
construction zones in its vicinity: the construction zone that is
immediately superior to this one and those other construction zones for
which the present one is the immediate superior. Every table also
provides a link to the Construction Materials section and any other
The current construction zone applies to the construction of all pages in the "root" or front-porch of ODMdev. This construction zone is reachable from all construction zones in subordinate folders. There are no superior construction zones.
For further information on the construction approach and the practices for achieving consistent construction of ODMdev, go to the Construction Material section.
devsection is created as the /dev portion of the ActiveODMA Project. The section is created to provide a connection to the SourceForge project.
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