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Yet Another great looking public facing MOSS Internet site!

A good friend of mine recently architected, developed and launched kroger.com using the MOSS 2007 platform.  This is yet another example of using it as a public facing site.  This isn’t to say that there weren’t a few hurdles, he mentioned many, but all in all, it seems to be a success and it "looks" awesome!

Hopefully this will be the first of many Fortune #25 companies jumping on board (Kroger is #21 at press time)!

Check it out!

Published Monday, November 26, 2007 10:11 AM by Dan Attis
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# re: Yet Another great looking public facing MOSS Internet site!

Any chance your friend could post some of their thoughts about challenges they faced with their site? The site looks really good, it definitely doesn't look like every other Sharepoint site.
Monday, November 26, 2007 11:44 AM by Dwain Gleason

# re: Yet Another great looking public facing MOSS Internet site!

I like ASP.NET, and I know it performs and scales very well from my own experience, but this appears to be yet another example that the same can't be said for MOSS (or most other MS-based portal/CMS implementations).  I've been to the Kroger site before (on more than just one occasion), and without a doubt it was much faster before than it is now!  It used to also know about my local stores, whereas now the very long-running search says there is no store nearby.  Now I do tend to believe it when people tell me that someone that knows what they are doing can optimize MOSS (or those other portals/CMSs), but most such sites just seem to prove that even most experts don't seem to be able to achieve that optimization.
Monday, November 26, 2007 11:54 AM by Paul Wilson

# DG-kult » Yet Another great looking public facing MOSS Internet site!

# re: Yet Another great looking public facing MOSS Internet site!

To Paul's comment,

The Kroger site before was mostly text and had minimal to almost no flash content.  The site today is loaded with content of this nature.

Comparing a site that use to be mostly text and static content to a site that is now purely dynamic and loaded with RIA content isn't quite fair.

As for store information, I'm able to pull up Atlanta divisional information and local store information.  You might want to respond to Kroger and let them know what specific zip is not pulling up.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 2:44 AM by Tony Jones

# SharePoint 2007 Link love: 12-02-2007 part four at Virtual Generations

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