Microsite

Hi guys. I don't know whether this is the right place to put this
question or not. But i want to build a microsite in rails. But i have
no idea so whatever related to microsite. Can anybody give me an idea
about microsite and how can i build it using ror. Thanks in advance

From the point of view of backend etc... how does a microsite differ from a normal site ? As far as I can tell there is no difference

Fred

I would check out Why the lucky stiff's:

http://code.whytheluckystiff.net/camping/

OR

http://clarkware.com/cgi/blosxom/2008/08/06

both come from respected Rails developers.

H

From the point of view of backend etc... how does a microsite differ
from a normal site ? As far as I can tell there is no difference

I very much agree with this assessment. What is a "microsite" anyway?

Well according to this list of definitions
(http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=active&defl=en&q=define:Microsite&sa=X&oi=glossary_definition&ct=title)
the term itself is too abstract to have any "real" meaning.

It's like "AJAX" or "Rich Internet Applications (RIA)." Concepts far to
abstract to nail down a definition other than "Well you know one when
you see it? Maybe?"

<rant>
Some definitions seem to "require" that the microsite has a different
URL than the "main" site. Others don't seem to have that. Some say it's
"usually" on the same server as the "main" site, but that doesn't seem
to be a requirement either.

There are techniques/plugins used in Rails to handle sub-domains. There
exist web servers that allow "virtual hosting." There are techniques to
"keep a site small." Basically don't put much there and have some
separation from the "main" site and BAM! You just created a "microsite."

There is also nothing I read that even requires a "microsite" to be
dynamic at all. So what does Rails, or any other tool for building a
site have to do with building a "microsite?"

Sorry for the rant, but this trend to try to place concrete definitions
on abstract concepts is starting to get out of hand. AJAX, RIA, REST,
Microsite, SOA, etc. We all know the concept of what these things are,
but that doesn't mean you can formulate a concrete definition for any of
these terms.
</rant>

Frederick Cheung wrote: