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Futuranet's Communities

Communities In December 2004 we founded the first of our automotive community sites, DISCO3.CO.UK. This was in response to the release of the groundbreaking new Discovery 3 vehicle from Land Rover, and the failure of existing community providers to capture the enthusiasm for this new vehicle. The site was an instant success, and has rapidly grown to more than 6,500 members worldwide.

Following on from DISCO3.CO.UK, we launched RRSPORT.CO.UK for the then-new Range Rover Sport in June 2005, and Freelander 2 owners were covered with the creation of Freel2.com the following February. Sites for the Range Rover (fullfatrr.com) and Defender (Defender2.net) vehicles followed in early and mid 2007 respectively. With the launch of the Discovery 4 vehicle in autumn 2009, DISCO3.CO.UK was co-branded as DISCO4.COM to welcome owners of the new vehicle onto a re-branded version of the site.

These sites now form a family of community sites incorporating forums, galleries, wikis and an e-commerce facility selling vehicle stickers, branded clothing and accessories related to the sites and vehicle ownership.

The sites were developed using PHP, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, and is hosted on a dedicated server with our UK hosting service.

An ongoing Futuranet project, 'Project Spur', is the development and integration of a new generation of forum and gallery software which will allow these sites, and new ventures to come, to serve their members and sponsors well into the next decade and far beyond. This project uses a combination of XHTML, CSS, PHP, the Django framework, JavaScript/jQuery, AJAX and web 2.0 content from the likes of Twitter to create a thoroughly modern web experience for community members.

Visit our communities at DISCO3.CO.UK, DISCO4.COM, RRSPORT.CO.UK, Freel2.com, fullfatrr.com, Defender2.net, babyRR.com