(this front-porch page)
c000000.htm Diary & Job Jar
c000000a.htm Archived version 0.00 through 2005-06-17
index.htm TROST Construction Structure
dev/ Development Construction Zone
info/ infoNotes Construction Zone
projects/ Projects Construction Zone
|Related Materials:||Construction Material|
This is the Construction Zone for the home-page (root-section) level of TROSTing.org. Activities in this construction zone are identified in the Construction Diary and Job Jar that is part of this zone.
Every folder in this site is bolted into the
construction structure. The construction structure is always
enterable via the
index.htm page that every
folder possesses, no matter what other default pages are present. This
page provides the anchor point for any other scaffolding in the section.
The index page also serves as the default page of the section during early
construction and sometime for a long time after that.
The construction structure is never removed. It becomes covered over by the placement of content and any facade page (e.g., default.asp) that provides a friendlier, production entry to the folder.
The construction structure of the site is also a way to
situate and anchor all of the content. The top-right corner of
every ordinary page presents the directory hierarchy that the page is
situated in and it is a way to navigate to the containing section and its
superiors. The construction structure and the content structure are
congruent in this regard: they share the same folder hierarchy. It is
useful to think of the construction structure as the skeleton on which the
content is supported.
Materials that provide construction-oriented content are reached in another way. The "Hard Hat" image in the lower-left corner of ordinary pages provides a link to the Construction Structure (index.htm) under which the current page is maintained. Each index.htm provides a link to the nearest applicable Construction Zone. For example, the present page is the construction zone page for all pages in the "root" or front-porch of TROSTing.org. A construction zone provides a local job jar of pending and completed work items.
TROSTing is about templates and patterns that comprise a framework for trustworthiness. The construction-structure approach used on the site is itself an application of a performance pattern that can provide an elementary degree of trustworthiness. It serves as an example of what's involved in bootstrapping trustworthy structures as part of TROSTing the materials of TROSTing.org itself. This particular practice was followed on an ad hoc basis before TROST and TROSTing were conceived. Applying TROSTing to it is leading to a more-disciplined approach as well as providing a tiny case study of what does and doesn't work well.
For further information on the construction approach and the practices for achieving consistent construction of TROSTing, go to the Construction Material section.
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