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Instant Lift Web Applications How-to by Torsten Uhlmann

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Designer friendly templates (Simple)

Inherent to web applications is this breach in technology. We need to combine business logic on the server with HTML pages and JavaScript on the client side. The nicely encapsulated server-side business logic then hits a client-side technology that really was intended to structure pages of text.

You somehow need to weave the backend functionality into these web pages. Countless approaches exist that try to bridge the two. Lift is also unique in this regard in that it lets you create valid HTML5 or XHTML templates that contain absolutely no business functionality, yet it manages to combine the two in an inspiring and clear way.

Getting ready

Again, we will use the example application from the Preparing your development ...

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