What is Website Planning? & Different Types of Websites
Introduction of Web Page & Website
A web page is a document which is written in HTML language. It can be accessed with the help of an internet browser by entering a URL address. It might contain text, graphics, and hyperlinks to other files & web pages. A website, on the other hand, refers to a collection of web pages. It may contain any type of information which might include graphics, color, text, sound and animation.
Different Types of Websites
1. Static Website
A static website is a type of website which is used only HTML and CSS. They have no scripting and the only form of interactivity on a static website is in the form of hyperlinks. In case, you want to have a small website (10 or less number of web pages), then a static website would be the ideal option for you. However, if you want to share elements amongst pages, then you will need to duplicate HTML on each page.
Static websites can be easily made as compared to dynamic websites since they require the lesser amount of coding and technical know-how. However, there are very few fully static websites nowadays since there is a lot of scripting involved.
2. Dynamic Website
A dynamic website is a type of website which uses HTML and CSS in addition to website scripting. There are two major reasons why you may intend to utilize website scripting on your site. You would either want an interactive web app which people can use rather than only read or you may intend to use HTML amidst the pages.
3. Portal Website
A portal website is a term which is usually associated with the gateway for a site. Such websites can be in a general area or related to a niche domain. Some of the major general portals which you may come across include Excite, Yahoo, Lycos, CNET, Excite, AOL.Com and Microsoft Network. The normal services offered by portal sites comprises a directory of websites, a facility for searching other websites, news, details related to stock market, weather, phone and map information and occasionally a community forum.
The majority of the portals which you will come across have adapted use the Yahoo style of content categories with a text-intensive, faster loading page which visitors will find easy to utilize and return to. Companies with portal sites often draw the interest to stock market investor interest. This is because these portals have the capability to command a large audience.