Nicola Thompson

Localisation: a quick tip

This recent post on eConsultancy shows that businesses are still wondering which parts of their online presence they should localise and which need to be kept global. It’s a tough decision, especially with budgets as tight as they are.

I’ve been giving this some thought lately. In a recent guest post on I discussed the elements businesses should seek to localise, as well as those that require centralised management.

Essentially, as a general rule of thumb, anything subject to linguistic or legal variation should be localised: this includes file names and legal notices. In contrast, anything relating to the management or performance of a site or app should be centralised.