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    companies with multiple sites

    Why do companies do this? seems completely pointless.

    Go to the Glasgow section of the Xscape website, click on the "Snowslope" and what do you get? a completely different site opening in a new window.

    That drives me nuts! completely pointless!

    EDIT: grrr, all the seperate Xscape places have different domains for their own SNO!zone

    SNO!zone Milton Keynes - SNO!zone Milton Keynes
    SNO!zone Braehead - SNO!zone Scotland
    SNO!zone Castleford - SNO!zone Castleford

    why? oh why?
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    Re: companies with multiple sites

    Simply put, it's far easier to deploy each website. I'd imagine the codebase is a fairly generic layout, and it's copied to multiple folders on the same webserver, then all you do is tweak a few variables (such as pictures, pricing info etc) and you're done.

    When it comes time to change or upgrade the code, you change it once and copy out the changes to the various folders.

    (\___/) (\___/) (\___/) (\___/) (\___/) (\___/) (\___/)
    (='.'=) (='.'=) (='.'=) (='.'=) (='.'=) (='.'=) (='.'=)
    (")_(") (")_(") (")_(") (")_(") (")_(") (")_(") (")_(")


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    Re: companies with multiple sites

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucio View Post
    Simply put, it's far easier to deploy each website..
    But why have separate sites to start with?
    For a multi regional company, I can't really see any advantage and certainly not on the scale of these sites.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: companies with multiple sites

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucio View Post
    blah blah...various folders.


    Well why not just have various folders then? Why force different domains to open in different windows?

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    Re: companies with multiple sites

    ... some etailers do the same thing.....

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    Re: companies with multiple sites

    Which ones? So i'll know to avoid them on principal

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    Re: companies with multiple sites

    Dabs have a dabs4home and a dabs4work site, afaik they are separate domains, but open in the same window.

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