What is the difference between a directory and a portal? I just bought a site which claims to be a portal website builder boasting of content-rich web pages. Do you know of any ebook/resource (free or paid for) about portals I can check out. Thank you very much in advance.
[edited by: skibum at 3:36 am (utc) on Mar. 16, 2006] [edit reason] no site specifics, please [/edit]
I think most webmasters consider a portal as "A web site or service that offers a broad array of resources and services" whereas a directory is simply a hierarchal and categorized list of sites. Portals often include directories, Yahoo is a classic example of a portal.