What is a website for? graphic design - technology

There are different reasons behind the purpose of a website

1. E - Commerce, This type of site is dedicted to selling goods and services over the internet. An e-commerce site includes goods for sale, a "shopping cart" to add items and a payment method such as credit card or paypal.

online shopping

Information and Knowledge sites - these sites provide factual information and knowledge. Online encyclepedias such as Wikipedia and news sites such as BBC news are examples.

Entertainment -

these exists just for fun and entertainment.Catch-up TV such as BBC iPlayer.

Online gaming sites

Viewing videos such as on YouTube

Sports sites - football clubs

Celebrity sites - follow your favourite pop star

Ideas and Opinions -

Visitors read other people's opinion about things.

Personal blog sites are an example

Forums set up for a certain topic


These are created by a business to support their customers, provide information and maybe download software drivers. They do not sell things directly on this kind of site.

Social Networking

Show friends and visitors details about your life. You do not need technical knowledge to set up your own web page on these kind of sites.

Portfolio Site

These are created to show off what you can do. A website could be for finding work. For example a wedding photographer could have a site showing off the kind of work they dom a web designer can show their skill to a potential employer.


Created with images by medithIT - "website" • Kip-koech - "E-commerce Website Design" • Brad Montgomery - "News Briefs" • cocoparisienne - "piano keyboard keys" • LoboStudioHamburg - "twitter facebook together" • FirmBee - "office notes notepad" • benstein - "facebook"

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