This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I didn't find SiteMesh useful. It just seems to me that "decorating" pages is completely different from having a "composition" of pages. (Two different patterns in GoF and J2EE if I remember correctly). SiteMash seems un-intuitive to me. Am I wrong? Can you really do everything you can do in Tiles, with SiteMesh, with the same or lesser amount of effort and complexity?
I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link: http://aspose.com