There is a myriad of websites in today’s fast-moving digital era. Since there is a wide range of classifications of websites, paying close attention to website design is very important to building your business.
Here are some of the popular types of websites you will come across around the web:
- Corporate and Business websites: A corporate website is a website owned by a business for the purpose of describing the business and communicating with website visitors. Every company, whether big or small, should own a website. To build a very detailed website, you can make use of website tools like WordPress, Wix, PageCloud, or Squarespace, etc. Nevertheless, if you’re looking for a professional site, you should get it developed by an experienced Business Website Development Company.
- Portfolio Websites: A portfolio website accords various creative professionals a place for displaying their best work. This is great for creatives such as artists, writers, designers, filmmakers, furniture builders, etc.
- E-Commerce Websites: E-commerce websites are websites where users can purchase products or services on the web. A clear difference between an eCommerce website and an ordinary business or company website is in the kind of features that it incorporates. A corporate website mostly just bestows information on the company’s product and services so users will need to make contact with the company directly if they want to do business with them. At the same time, an eCommerce website works almost the same way as a physical store works. Users can shop for items, arrange for delivery and make payments on the same site without the need for human intervention on the other end.
- Blogs: A blog is a discussion or informational website. It consists of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries (or posts). A blog makes many regularly updated articles, photos, and videos. Blogs are very good for presenting your personal lifestyle, sharing your favorite recipes, showcasing your hobbies and/or interests to the world.
- Landing Pages: A landing page is a single-page website mostly created for the purpose of a marketing campaign that drives visitors to take a specific action. The content and design should be straight to the point and lead the user to a CTA (call-to-action). An example of a landing page might be to inform a user about a discount on a particular product and guide the user on how to take advantage of this opportunity and make a purchase.
- Social Media Websites: In this modern-day, it is rare not to have come across any of the popular social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn. These websites are created to allow people to share their own experiences, thoughts, and ideas and in some cases, simply connect with other people. LinkedIn is a good example of a social media website. It is primarily built for the purpose of professional networking and career development and allows job seekers to post their CVs and employers to post jobs.
- News and Magazine Websites: There is a similarity between magazines and news websites, nevertheless, there is a major difference. News and Magazine websites are focused on journalism in comparison with Blogs which are focused on personal interests and opinions. News and Magazine websites feature articles, photos, and videos that are informational and educational. Over the last two decades, the news and magazine industry has witnessed a change from print-only media to largely digital media. The Wall Street Journal is an example of a news website.
- Entertainment Websites: An entertainment website is a website that concentrates on bringing about high-quality content that is entertaining for a particular audience. It could be anything ranging from information pieces and news to videos, films to blog posts, or even films.
- Educational Websites: In today’s modern world where learning is not restricted to the four walls of a classroom, educational websites help make the process of learning entertaining and really attractive to the students. They include games, videos, or topic-related resources that act as tools to improve learning and supplement classroom teaching. Edx is a good example of an educational website.
- Personal Websites: A personal website is primarily created for the purpose of sharing personal thoughts, ideas and feelings, talents, and skills. The objective of a personal website is as simple as it comes, personal. It is not necessarily to sell something or promote work but merely to post and share thoughts. Most times, it includes blogs, portfolios, videos, photo galleries, etc.
The Internet is a very large open space with so many types of websites, and in order not to get confused, you will need the help of a web agency to guide and translate your visions into realities.
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