Types of Websites
Different types of websites are as follows:
Portal is a website that provides different types of Internet services such as:
- Search engine
- Sports and weather
- Reference tools
- Free web publishing services
- Stock quotes
- Shopping malls
Some portals contain information for general public and some provide information for specific group of people like laywers, doctors etc. A website for specific group of people with similar interests is called Web community. Some pupular portals are Yahoo, AltaVista, America Online, Excite, The Microsoft Network and Netscape. A type of portal is specially designed oft Web-enabled devices. it is known as wireless portal. Wireless portals provide all facilities to mobile users.
News website provides different types of news related to current affairs politics, sports, weather etc. They provide stories, articles and other material. Popular magazines and
newspapers provide the news on websites. Some examples of news websites are:
An informational website provides information with facts and figures. Governments provide information about different departments and policies for general public. Some examples of informational websites are as follows:
A business/marketing webiste provides material to promote its products and services.
Today, most of business companies have webistes. The customers can view the products and interact with the company. Many companies provide the facilities of online shopping using the Internet. Some examples of business/marketing websites are as follows:
Educational webistes provide educational material related to teaching and learning. Many websites provide online training classes where people can learn different skills.
Colleges and universities provide information about classes, admissions etc. on websites.
Educational institutes also display results and course material on websites. Some examples of
educational websites are as follows:
Entertainment websites provide material for recreation and enjoyment. These webistes provide music, videos, sports, games and chats etc. Many websites also provides online shows, live sports etc. Some examples of entertainment websites are as follows:
Advocacy websites provide material to convince people of a cause, opinion or idea. Some websites represents the viewpoint of a particular comninity or group. Some intend to
create awareness in the people about a particular cause.
Personal websites contain material of an individual or a family. People publish
personal websites to share their views with others, to seek job or just for fun.