What is website?
A website or website in English is a location on the World Wide Web where hierarchically organized documents are found. Each of the pages contains combined graphics, photos, audio, videos, or texts that appear on the computer screen as digital information.
Different types of websites
- Magazine websites
- E-commerce websites
- Portfolio websites
- Landing pages
- Social media websites
- Directory and contact pages web sites
- Personal Web sites
- Social Media and Networking Web sites
- Photo Sharing Web sites
- Mobile Device Web sites
Now we learn in detail about these websites.
Here’s the deal:
Blog: readings, online diaries or author’s comments are entered on these sites. They also include forums where readers can exchange opinions.
For electronic commerce: these allow its users to buy and sell any type of product.
Download: through these sites, users can upload and download electronic content such as music, movies, video games, wallpapers, etc.
Development: these sites introduce information related to developments in design, web, software and everything that has to do with the field of computing.
Institutional: these sites are made by some entity, with or without profit, to make themselves known, put their own information and function as a means of contact for their clients or members. In addition, in case it is a company, it serves to promote its goods and services.
Virtual community: through these sites, people who have the same interests and concerns can get in touch through forums or chat.
Directory: in these, information on various topics is entered and organized into different categories.
Information: as its name indicates, the contents of these sites seek to inform those who visit it, but this is not necessarily done for economic purposes. Many times they are from educational organizations or belong to the government.
Web 2.0: in these sites the latest technologies are used and their users are in charge of keeping it updated.
Personal: These sites are managed by one or very few people and contain material on any subject.
Wiki: on these sites, users upload and edit the content.
Educational: these sites offer distance or face-to-face courses, offer information and downloadable content on different subjects and can be aimed at both teachers and students.
Portal: This site works as a starting point to access an intranet or any other Internet resource.
Auction: In this, registered users can auction all kinds of products and services.
Spam: these sites do not contain relevant value and what they are looking for is to deceive search engines so that users enter them and thus their administrators can obtain economic benefits thanks to the embedded advertising.
Web pages are documents or information that are created in HTML format, these are adapted to the World Wide Web (WWW) and can be accessed through a browser. The set of linked web pages are known under the name of the website.
There are different ways to classify web pages, some criteria for this are:
According to its construction :
- Static: This type of web pages are made up of files that contain HTML code, it is through this that images, texts, videos and all those contents that make up the page itself can be displayed. The files that make up the website are stored on the hosting server, which format is also in HTML. Web pages can be edited through programs like Dreamweaver. For this, the files must be downloaded from the server with some software, edit them, save them and upload them again. The content of these pages is not constantly modified since they are usually in the hands of people who need to hire designers to take care of this, which implies a series of expenses. Also, constant updating is not something their owners need.
- Dynamics: on these pages, on the other hand, the contents are continuously modified since this remains in the hands of those who visit them. The information on these pages is stored in databases from which users extract what interests them. These pages are then characterized by being their users who modify the design and content, they can be updated very easily, since it is not necessary to enter the server for this. In addition, they have numerous functions such as forums, databases, dynamic content, shopping carts, among others.
According to their technology :
- In HTML: these pages are built with HTML language, so knowledge of this is required to make them. A flaw of these pages is that they are static, they also offer very little, so they are not recommended for sales and marketing. The advantage they offer is that they are very easy to build, with basic design skills, it achieves.
- In Flash: these pages are built using Adobe’s Flash software, which allows animations, effects, sounds, and movements to be made. In order for users to view them, it is necessary to have the required plug-ins. To do them, it is necessary to have in-depth knowledge of the software, another disadvantage is that the pages made with Flash are very heavy, so the download time can be prolonged.
- In server language: these are done in PHP, Ruby, ASP, among others. To develop this kind of pages it is also necessary to have advanced knowledge of the language to use. They are ideal for interacting with users and for the marketing area.