I wanted to add a few Stylin posts to my new Stylin Mirrored Blog tonight, but didn’t want to deal with entering the posts from scratch. They each have the same format after all: some text to describe the page, a thumbnail that links to a full-size screenpic, the date I originally captured the screen image, and a link to the site. A simple pattern. I put the blog online last night after having the idea to do it yesterday afternoon, and tonight I was thinking about creating a Community Server Module to render the post details for me. The module’s snippet would have looked something like:
The opening original comments would complete the post.
I didn’t really like that idea, so since we’re talking about a template, why not use CodeSmith? About five minutes to crank out the template and I have something I like better than a CSModule.