Ruby on Rails Layout
A layout defines the surroundings of an HTML page. It's the place to define a common look and feel of your final output. Layout files reside in app/views/layouts.
The process involves defining a layout template and then letting the controller know that it exists and to use it. First, let's create the template.
Add a new file called standard.html.erb to app/views/layouts. You let the controllers know what template to use by the name of the file, so following a same naming scheme is advised.
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns = "http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head> <meta http-equiv = "Content-Type" content = "text/html; charset = iso-8859-1" /> <meta http-equiv = "Content-Language" content = "en-us" /> <title>Library Info System</title> <%= stylesheet_link_tag "style" %> </head> <body id = "library"> <div id = "container"> <div id = "header"> <h1>Library Info System</h1> <h3>Library powered by Ruby on Rails</h3> </div> <div id = "content"> <%= yield -%> </div> <div id = "sidebar"></div> </div> </body> </html>