Understand a website
Website is a collection of webpages under a single domain. To understand this, let's understand what is a webpage and a domain. A webpage is a publicly accessible page or a piece of information which we get as a response to a request through a web browser(like chrome, internet explorer etc.) to an IP address. Since we as a human are less likely to remember IP address in its raw form that is in the form of numbers and dots(e.g 184.108.40.206) these IP addresses are replaced by a word and a dot extension. This word and a dot extension are collectively known as a domain.
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Having known what a website is, it is necessary to know who requires it. A website can be owned and required by anyone who wants to showcase anything to all other people in this world. A student may require to show his skills and degrees he holds to potential employers. A Fashion designer may put to display her collections so that one who finds its interesting can get in touch with her for further business. A company can display its products and services and so on. So a website can be owned by anyone and is required by anyone who wants to display anything so that others can see.
CATEGORIES OF WEBSITES
Websites can be categorized as below:
- E-commerce websites: An e-commerce website is a website people can directly buy products from. This is the most popular type of website
- Business website: A business website is any website that’s devoted to representing a specific business or a brand.
- Entertainment websites: Primary purpose of these websites are entertaining its audience. e.g theonion.com
- Portfolio Websites: Portfolio websites are sites devoted to showing examples of past work.
- Media Websites: Media websites collect news stories or other reporting
- Brochure websites: Brochure websites are a simplified form of business websites
- Non profit websites: A non profit website is the easiest way for many potential donors to make donations and will be the first place many people look to learn more about a nonprofit and determine if they want to support it.
- Educational Websites: The websites of educational institutions and those offering online courses fall into the category of educational websites.
- Infopreneur websites: Infopreneur websites are a combination of business and e-commerce websites. They create and sell information products which can be in the form of tutorials, videos or E-books etc.
- Personal Websites: Many people like creating personal websites to put their own thoughts out into the world. This may include websites like personal blogs, vlogs, and photo diaries to share with other people.
- Web-Portals: Web portals are often websites developed for internal purposes at a business, organization, or institution. They are used for sharing and collecting data for internal purposes.
- Community or social portals: this is again one of the most popular types of websites and it need not be explained. E.g www.facebook.com, www.wikipedia.com etc.
WHAT TYPE DO YOU REQUIRE?
If you understand your need, probably by now you know what type of website do you require. However, for development purposes we need to classify the websites into major categories:
- Static Websites: Static or Informative websites are one-way communicating websites and display the same content to every user.
- Dynamic websites: Dynamic or interactive websites are the ones which show responses as per user requests. If a website has a login system, accepts payments, forms or really interacts in any way with the user, it is probably a dynamic website.
Technically, a static site is one that is usually written in plain HTML and what is in the code of the page is what is displayed to the user. A dynamic site is one that is written using a server-side scripting language such as PHP, ASP or JSP etc.
If you know your requirement thoroughly, then by now, you know whether you require a static website or a dynamic website. A dynamic website, by its very nature, is costlier and more time taking than the other one.
Factors you should consider before you finalise a vendor for your website
Since making a website for your company or for your personal purpose puts information publicly, your public impression is at stake. That is why we should be very careful when we choose who should be the vendor for your website. There mainly two factors which you should keep in mind:
- Technical proficiency: Your vendor should be technically proficient enough to understand your need and should be able to meet your expectation. Your vendor should be abreast with the latest happenings in this arena so that he can suggest to you what you can not imagine yourself. This factor becomes all the more important when you intend to build a dynamic website since in this case both server-side programming and browser side scripting is required.
- Reputation for service: Once you have made your websites, it needs to be maintained for a long time. With time there are certain changes done to the outer environment of the website which your website needs to adapt to. Without these changes, your site will become redundant. Moreover, your website needs to be updated against fresh vulnerabilities which crop every now and then. You may also need to update your website to look relevant all the time. Your service provider should be proactive in implementing all these changes. We have come across several cases, wherein the public reputation of the client got damaged only because the service provider was not proactive in implementing the changes.
We at Bazaarsoftware.com first understand the requirements of the customers thoroughly and then connect them with the exact right matched vendors so that they get the right quality at the right price and at the same time ensuring that they get continued support in the future too.