In this chapter, we examined each of the three placeholder controls and the six placeholder definitions that ship with Content Management Server. We also discussed best practices for effective placeholder use and controlling content. For each placeholder control, we talked about its general usage, how to set it up, and design considerations.
Keep in mind that creating a template in CMS is really an act of creating an interface for content contribution. As a result, you must effectively use the most basic interface element you have available to you. There are several best practices that can be applied to developing templates and using placeholders. We covered a few of them here, but it's likely you'll develop your own as you work more on the platform.