Page 6 — Review
As my grandmother used to say, we’re really cooking with gas now, kid. Then she’d light up a Pall Mall.
By now I hope you’ve designed a few template files of your own, and you’ve learned:
- what a ColdFusion template file (.cfm) is and how it’s going to give you more time to pursue hobbies,
- what SQL is and how you use it to query a database from a ColdFusion template,
- that this author wasn’t willing to write a complete tutorial on SQL so he chose to pawn you off onto some other guy’s site,
- how to use the <CFOUTPUT> tag in your HTML code so that you can place ColdFusion variables like #Item# and #Value# into your page like the big kids do,
- and how to use the <CFIF> and <CFELSE> tags to make your pages look like you’ve really got it together, even though you don’t.
Now you can sleep until tomorrow. If you’re at work, just open up a spreadsheet, turn your back to your co-workers, and put one hand on your mouse while use the other to prop up your head as you doze. They’ll never suspect a thing. Tomorrow is our final lesson, which will cover more advanced template building. We’ll look at some tips for troubleshooting and speeding up page design using CF.