I was wondering what is the best way to serve pages created by merging an HTML layout with contents from a database record.
In my case, I'm using the combination of Node, Express, MongoDB and Mongoose. If a web designer creates a nice layout page (say a user page of an address book, where contents of the user is displayed), what would be the workflow here? In one hand I have read the template and on the other hand I have the user database record. How do I merge the two? I thought of adding placeholders in the layout, like $user_image, $first_name, $last_name, $department, etc. I could then find/replace these placeholders with real data. Is this an acceptable workflow, or is there a simpler way? How are you guys working together with the web designer? I'm very curious about this.
Thanks in advance,
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