Different Types of Websites
A website (also written as web site and pronounced as we-b-site) is an Internet location that contains several interlinked web pages and other content. The page content is often a mixture of text, photos, animation, audio and video. Websites are typically dedicated to a single topic and may be used for informational, commerce or social networking purposes. Websites are hosted on one or more web servers and can be accessed through a World Wide Web browser. The domain name of a website is used to identify the location and is displayed in the address bar of the Web browser.
Websites are a powerful tool for businesses of all sizes to promote their products, services and brand online. With the over 4.66 billion people now using the Internet, it is vital to have a website that stands out from the competition and attracts customers. A well designed website should be simple and easy to navigate. It should also be mobile friendly so that users can access it on their phone, tablet or computer no matter what device they are using.
There are many different types of websites, but they all fall into one of the following categories:
Generally speaking, brochure-type websites are static and present pre-defined and fixed information to their visitors. These websites are a good choice for showcasing a product or service, providing background information on the company or industry and offering contact information. Static websites are most often created with HTML, which is a programming language for creating and displaying web pages.
A blog is a type of website that provides commentary or information on a particular subject. Blogs are usually devoted to a particular theme and offer ongoing updates, often in reverse chronological order with the latest post or entry appearing first on the home page. Some websites, such as business sites, have blogs as a subsection of their overall site to engage with their audience and share relevant and timely information.
There are also a variety of other websites, such as message boards, Web-based email and social networks, which offer interactive activities for their visitors. These sites are often called community websites because they provide a forum for people to interact and exchange ideas on a topic of interest. Some of these websites are free to use while others require subscriptions or user registration. Still others are a mix of these two, with a combination of free and paid elements.