Discussing programming techniques can be like discussing religion and politics. There might never really be a correct answer, but everyone thinks they know it. In the case of rendering labels (first name, last name, address for example) in #Sitecore we have more than a few options. In my example I have a label called Introduction. I have three different ways to render this field on the site.
The first line uses the Sitecore dictionary. The second is set in the controller from a settings page and the third line is coming from the home page item.
@Translate.Text("homeintrolabel") @Model.IntroText @Model.HomePage.Fields["Intro Text Label"].Value
They all render the same. As you can see below.However which way is the best way to do it?
I prefer using the dictionary to do it. It is quick and easy to render a field that way. I worked for one company that only used a settings item or the content item. Another company I worked for preferred the dictionary. So which way do you prefer?