Blog and dir structure

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#1

I’m considering how to set up my domain structure. I’ll run multiple blogs and photo galleries. I suppose it doesn’t really matter how the URL or dirs are mapped, but is there a reason why one standard might be better than another?

For example; the URL could be ‘blogs.domain.com’ or it could be ‘domain.com/blogs/’.

Does one work out better than another for some reason? Is one more ‘in style’ for some reason? I kind of like the idea of mapping subdomains, but not for any particular reason. What is everyone doing?


#2

I’m big on organization (my SO calls it OCD…) as well as meaningful URLs, so I have some ideas about this.

I’d say it all depends on the purpose and content of your site. If you’ve got a good amount of any one type of content – be it blogs or whatever – while also having other stuff, you might benefit from separating it out onto a subdomain. For example, if a site is entirely (or mostly) blogs/galleries, I might go with something like:

http://www.example.org/blog1/
http://www.example.org/blog2/
http://www.example.org/gallery/

If I’ve got other content as well as blogs and such, I might go with a subdomain and keep my non-blog content on the main site.

http://www.example.org/ (main, non-blog stuff)
http://blogs.example.org/blog1/
http://blogs.example.org/blog2/
http://pics.example.org/

There aren’t really any recommended “best practices” here – it’s all just personal preference. Basically, just look at your content (both current and planned) and figure out what makes the most sense.


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