David Ham | HTML and CSS Design

Orbitz and CheapTickets Integration

Not long after the popular travel site Orbitz was acquired by Cendant Corp. there was a massive internal project to integrate the other Cendant travel Web sites into the proven Orbitz application architecture. In the summer of 2005, I worked with the Orbitz team to migrate both Orbitz and the first of these sites, Cheaptickets.com, into a modern J2EE model-view-controller architecture. We used Struts, Tiles, and JSTL to create a very flexible page structure. We used XHTML and CSS to separate the visual style from the document structure, so that the same underlying page code could be used across multiple Cendant properties, resulting in a smaller codebase and a more stable and consistent user experience.

Orbitz - Orbitz screen

Orbitz - CheapTickets screen

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