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When Tim Berners-Lee created the internet in the late 1980s, he did not expect the technology to evolve. Today, his invention permeates everyday life and touches almost every human on the planet in some way, shape or form. 

This post defines two of the most common types of web content that can be found on a website as well as outlines some of the most common types of websites found on the internet. 

Common Types of Websites

This list is not exhaustive so please let me know if you think I’ve missed anything important!

Blog

A blog is a website that is regularly updated with new posts containing text, images and multimedia. The structure and design of a blog can range from relatively simple  to extremely complex, depending on the subject of the blog.

Portfolio

Ideal for showcasing your work, everyone from landscape photographers to fashion models have an online portfolio these days to show off their talent to potential employers.

Sarah Parlow Fashion Stylist home page Mobile/Desktop
Natasha Blodgett Website Mockup

eCommerce

E-commerce websites allow a business to directly sell products and services to customers. For this purpose, they require integration with payment gateways, such as PayPal, for e-payments.

Due to the complexities of payment processing and user activity, eCommerce sites tend to be

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Brochure 

A brochure website represents a particular business in its most basic sense. It provides all of the relevant information about the business, including but not limited to name, branding, product/services, offers, team, and company contact details.

The Bright Web | Brochure Website

Landing or Single page 

A landing page is that kind of website, where you can make a bridge to your real product and the customer. The major goal for all your landing pages is to turn site visitors into leads.

JESE Marketing | Landing Page Website

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