Alex King has (whom I was previously familiar for his collection of WordPress themes) posted a very interesting idea about using SVN as a web site maintenance tool. Aaron and Jeff introduced me to SVN earlier this year and we use it to manage version control on our projects at Navigator clients. But our work is almost always web applications. He describes the big idea near the end of the article thusly:
Branching and tagging are very basic and common practices in software development, but much less common in web site development. It’s hard to stress enough the benefit of having your web site under source control and being able to take advantage of all these capabilities.
I’ll have to ponder this more and discuss with the guys at work. Maybe I’ll be installing SVN on the iMac at home sometime soon.