SiteMesh is a web-page layout system that can be used to abstract common look and feel from the functionality of a web-application and to assemble large webpages from smaller components. Pages and components can have meta-data extracted from them (such as body, title and meta-tags) which can be used by decorators (skins) that are applied.
SiteMesh won't tread on your toes or force you to work in a certain way (except for cleaner) - you install and carry on working as before. It seamlessly fits in with existing frameworks.
Forget the hype - just try it! You'll be impressed with how it can simplify things.
Based on the Gang of Four Decorator design pattern.
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