A big thank-you to @Elizabeth for the excellent Template Editor training this week.
2020-01-08 - Template Editor - Part 1 “The Basics”
2020-01-09 - Template Editor - Part 2 “Customizing Templates”
Part 1 expanded, clarified, and corrected my basic understanding of templates. I am finally starting to understand how the TaxCycle templates, snippets, and basis functions really work. Best practices, tips, traps, and additional resources were covered very well.
Part 2 was a game changer. I am finally starting to understand those curly brackets. The simple examples, exercises, and downloadable templates opened my eyes to what is possible. The reference to the Mustache template system setting out the taxonomy of those curly brackets was also helpful. Most helpful of all was the step by step building of skills using simple examples and then variants as we added conditions and varied the examples. In the end we looked at the possibility of adding custom fields to edited or custom templates. I am eager to apply and test my new skills.
Job well done!