The creation and upkeep of a website is called web development. It is about building or making applications that run in a network browser comprising features like web design, publishing, programming, and management of the database. Initially, websites were only used to give out general info. Government agencies, educational institutions, and research facilities exchanged information through text-only sites. Ever since the web was made available to the public, different kinds of sites were established, from personal websites to online selling websites where you can purchase various products like drug test kits.
Common Types of Websites
Personal Websites are generated by a person predominantly for the purpose of entertainment or information. These sites can also be for personal marketing of one’s career, online social interaction or networking with other people especially with those who have similar interest, or a space for personal expressions. These pages are under a shared Web address or URL with an assortment of web pages and interrelated files.
Blogging Websites are basically like journals, diaries, or commentaries that are published online. An owner of a blog site may write about almost about anything such as politics or events happening in their life. The site owner may log-in on a daily or weekly basis or whenever they have something to write about.
Online Catalog or Business Brochure Websites are used to spread the word about your business and your merchandises or products. One can display or post pictures and details of their goods or services offered. It may be like e-Commerce websites but there are industries wherein you cannot purchase their products via the internet such as dentists, and hair salons.
E-commerce Websites or On-line Selling Websites are used by numerous businesses, whether big or small, to advertise and sell their goods or merchandises via the internet with usually a smaller overhead cost.
Community Building Websites such as Sharing Websites, Forum Websites, and Social Websites are generated for social interaction or for sharing common interests with other people via the network or the internet. Forum websites are for sharing and discoursing about any topic of mutual interests. These sites can be a good source of info for many. Photo sharing websites is an example of a sharing website where they offer free photo sharing sponsored by online advertising.
Informational Websites such as Wikipedia are for information purposes which is very helpful to many. However, one may generate an informational website mixed with a forum, e-commerce, or photo sharing feature.
Directory Websites predominantly are like Yellow Pages devoted to a specific subject or industry, and can also contain geographical or topographical areas.