A wise choice results in the most efficient Website!
Okay, I suppose that you do agree with the importance of owning an online space on the internet for a business venture to be successful. If you still possess some unconvinced bits in your minds, I would suggest you to go through my previous blog on Why Internet Marketing is important for small business?
So, let’s talk about the most important aspect of online marketing; the foundation of online marketing; your identity card in the digital world- The Website.
Just imagine that you have been transferred to a new city. So, what will be your first concern? Accommodation, a house, your new home, right? That happens in the digital world as well. When you enter the online space, it’s a whole new world. To own your defined space is a necessity in the long run. After all, if you are a permanent resident and can afford a house, then why you need to stay in as a tenant?
Owning a website undergoes technical procedure that accompanies a lot of wisdom and concrete decisions. One of them includes the decision of the kind of website you want to own. Yes, you need to list out your requirements and accordingly decide the category which will be most suitable.
In this blog, I have listed out the different types of websites that can be served to you. I am sure; this list will assist you in picking the best for yourself.
It’ an online space owned by an individual to showcase personal information or content for the online or web users. The owner has the flexibility to change or improvise the website whenever wished to.
This website is created for any corporate group who promote their business- ideas, products or services along with their information which includes their past performances, customer stories and contact information. Here, the improvisation in the basic design of the website requires the consent of all the major group members, hence; it’s not that flexible when compared to the previous category.
When we talk about various professionals like wedding photographers or cinematographers and need some good for our event, we quickly check out their previous work on their website. These websites are basically the portfolio websites. Here, they have the opportunity to showcase their professional work or a series of work where they can be compared with the competitors and picked up on the basis of their potential.
This is generally known as Blog. Unlike other websites, it is regularly updated. (That does not mean correcting flaws.) It is basically is a form of online diary entries. The blog is updated with uploading new articles regularly. It’s like sharing the views and information informally for web readers. The comments are welcomed on each article by the owner that initiates valuable discussion and exchange of thoughtful expressions.
It’s an online magazine that is very similar to blog with the regular update of articles or other creative content. There is just a major difference of this being more formal with the involvement of more professional writers and a formal structure.
It’s like a web café. It’s, actually, an online platform that provides an opportunity for various people to get connected to others who share same interest with the help of group chats, forums, private messages, etc.
Alright, now after a café interaction, it’s time for some shopping! You guessed it right. This is an online store for shopping and you are so much familiar to it. There are varieties of products and services that are sold in exchange of online payment or; just an order would be enough because, obviously, we’ll be opting for cash on delivery.
So, now you have chosen the category under which your website will be clubbed. But, there is one more thing you need to decide. Let’s say your website is beautifully designed and it looks pretty good on your laptop. Is it perfect?
No, don’t answer in haste. What if your readers use their Tablets to visit it? Or Mobile phones? Well, definitely the screen size doesn’t match; then how could your website will fit for every screen? Of course, you cannot restrict your customers to one type of device. This will limit or rather reduce your prospects and obviously, you don’t want that.
Now, that’s the reason I will discuss another and most important categorization of types of websites based on their designs:
This kind of website design is not flexible at all. It is designed with definite size and is suitable for only one type of screen size. If opened on a different device, for example, a mobile phone, the screen size change but the size of the design remains fixed. This kind of website is not user-friendly anymore because the users have a tendency to use variety of devices according to their convenience. And so, they will have to continuously zoom in and out to understand the contents. If your target is primarily desktop users, then you can take up this option.
This kind of design is also known as liquid design. When a website is developed with a fluid design, the screen size is not the parameter to fix its content. Now, what actually happens is, the contents of the website are assigned and divided by percentage. This makes it easier for the users to visit the website from any of their devices. The contents take up the space of a screen based on the percentage they are assigned on any of the screen.
This is one of the best kinds of website designs and proves itself as the most user-friendly website design. In this, a website is designed differently for each type of devices. Each design is matched according to the screen size it will be viewed on. The viewers, now, don’t need to play the zoom game or squint their eyes out to understand the contents. There is no need for resizing or panning the website to read a single sentence.
Three-fourth of the website owners own a website with Responsive Design to give their users enough comfort and convenience.
So, ponder over this list and decide for yourself as to which kind of website will be most suitable not for you but for your users.