SILO Structure website design/layout


(Lisa Sandler) #1

Does anyone here use a SILO structure website design? I’d love to see some examples.
thanks


(Rob D) #2

Hi, Lisa,

I started doing this, without even knowing that it’s called SILO…

I have a family-portal kind of website. It consists of several sections, like FAMILY AFFAIRS, ALBUM (old historical photos), SNAPSHOTS (contemporary photos), DOCUMENTS and SAGAS & STORIES.

I separated each of those sections into a different RW project. I use a custom navigation between them.

It is a primitive system (for a SILO), but it’s a start, I guess. :wink:

P.S. I found this video explaining SILO pretty clearly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4Snkv0eK5w


(Lisa Sandler) #3

Rob-
I’d love to see your sites, if I may. The way I was originally going to do it was different projects, but I’m now doing it all in one site. Are you doing sub domains? I’ll take a look at the video as well.
thanks, Lisa


(Rob D) #4

This particular site is for members only. The only page for general public is the home page. I could send you a link through private messaging, if you still want. And no, I don’t use subdomains (so far), just separate folders at the root of the domain for each section (that’s why I use custom navigation).


(Lisa Sandler) #5

I’d love to see your structure, if you want to send me the link and maybe a screenshot of how you do separate folders? I’ve never done anything but one project. PM is fine.
Much appreciated :slight_smile:


(Doug Bennett) #6

If you do decide to use sub domains, make sure your SSL certificate supports multiple sub domains(Wildcard Certificate). If not you’ll get errors from the browser. Let’s encrypt just started offering these the first of the year, and a lot of hosts are still issuing the old certificates.


(Lisa Sandler) #7

Started with sub domains and was talked out of it :slight_smile: Trying to keep it as simple as possible.


(Rob D) #8

Thanks, for heads-up, Doug… I’m sure I will have to make use of this information in near future.


(Rob D) #9

Yeah, simplicity is always my goal, also. However, it can be hard to achieve…:slight_smile:


(Lisa Sandler) #10

For sure. But I actually think this SILO thing is getting my brain to less pages and a cleaner site. But we’ll see :slight_smile:


(Rob D) #11

No doubt. Having the necessary discipline to follow a structure positively has to lead to simpler, cleaner results.


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