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Managing stories in a website

 
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I am developing a website that has a news article on the front page. Usually it would contain a few lines of the story and have a [More...] link to link to the fulls story.

If I get a new story coming in that replaces the original story, I would like to take only a couple lines from the original story and put it on the right sidebar, with a [More...] link where they can get the full story. After a while, that story would roll off, but the user would be able to get back to the story by looking at a history of previously posted stories. It is a pretty common thing I think.

What is the best way to manage that such that I don't have to duplicate typing in the few lines when it is on the front page, the couple of lines on the sidebar, and the full story? Do people use some sort of content management system?

Thanks for the insight
Brian
[ March 23, 2006: Message edited by: Brian Nice ]
 
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Since you posted this in the HTML forum, are we correct in assuming that you are writing these as static HTML pages? If so, there's litte that a content management system could do for you since they are geared towards active technologies such as JSP or PHP.
 
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