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Web terminology- Types of websites and what they do

Types of websites

There are many types of websites

There are many types of websites. If you’re thinking of creating your website, you might have a good idea of the site you need. If not, you might need to consider one of the options below. We’ve put together a list of the most common types of websites, but we’re ready to help with whatever you have in mind.

Blog

Most websites have a blog or news section, but for some the blog is the whole site. A blog is an information-based website that revolves around a specific topic. They typically consist of many entries, known as “posts” or articles. Modern websites use blogs for several reasons, such as educating customers and driving organic visitors to the site.

RSS Feed

Really Simple Syndication is a type of web feed that gives users the ability to get immediate updates from websites in a standardized, computer-readable format. RSS is very signing up for a website newsletter and means users can subscribe to a website’s RSS feed to manage the incoming information.

A blog is one of many types of websites
An example of a blog on WordPress

Other types of websites

Landing Pages

In digital marketing, a landing page is a standalone web page used to optimize the number of visitors who take action after clicking an ad or a call-to-action on a website. They are typically stripped of all other navigation to maximize the number of users who “convert” (buy, fill out a form, etc). Although common, a landing page as the first page on a site is seen as a negative extra step that can take away from the user experience. 

E-commerce

E-commerce is the activity of buying or selling products or services online. Most physical stores will have a digital version to get their product to online audiences. Simple E-commerce websites can be created for almost nothing, while large E-commerce sites like Amazon can cost millions of dollars to build and maintain.

Responsive types of websites

Responsive designs dynamically change the appearance of a website based on the screen size. Typically, website building platforms that use the responsive design approach do not allow as much flexibility when designing without code. The website will readjust on computers, tablets and mobiles depending on the size of the screen. 

eCommerce is one of the most popular types of websites
Here's an example of an eCommerce site

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