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What does it mean if a site is a "standalone site"?
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Never heard of it before.  What was the original subject?
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It is a digital publication which the developer said we will put on a sub-domain. We asked why would it not just go in the root of the main domain and they said that is was a standalone site.

I'm going to ask them to clarify what they mean.  I was just trying to get a feeler if "standalone site" was a common description that I should be more aware of.
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by:Dave Baldwin
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That's a little confusing but if they mean that it needs it's own web root instead of being part of another domain, that gives a usable meaning to it.  There are several design patterns or methods that require the site code to 'own' the entire site so that it controls the web root and all of the sub-directories.  One example is a site that uses 'index.php' along with 'htaccess' rewrites to control all pages.  Some of the CMS's seem to operate that way.
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by:Chris Stanyon
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I would guess that your publication has it's own site structure, and as such is effectively a completely separate website. It has it's own index page, it's own CSS, it's own images etc, and is therefore standalone - i.e it's not part of another site (sharing assets etc.)
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From a business perspective they may mean that your site is a complete package and has no dependencies on content from the main site.  Therefore they would want to separate it into its own subdomain.  Another example would be www.dell.com and support.dell.com.  

Both are part of Dell but from a business view (and probably maintenance and ownership too) they want to make the support function separate from the main sales function of the web site.

It also may be a way for them to let you manage your content and not have access to any of their files in the process.

You should ask them what they mean to be sure.
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by:christamcc
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I got clarification from them.  They thought it was going to go on something like digitial.ourdomain.com and didn't understand that it was going to replace the full website and be the only one.  If we were going to also keep the ourdomain.com site then they were recommending to treat them like two different sites (or packages).

thanks!
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