Types of Website

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The Different Types of Website

A Hobby Website

Building a hobby website is probably the easiest site to create since you are entirely your own person when it comes to the choice of information you choose to present, and how you choose to do so.

A hobby website is generally a fun project based on a subject with which you are familiar. Popular subjects covered include Ancestry, Collecting, Gardening, Military Figures, Model Making, Stained Glass Making, Metal Detecting and Arts & Crafts or any other hobby you can think of.

Building a hobby website is as fun as you want to make it. Since it is entirely your own project, you are free to use any style, layout or template you choose. It can be entirely text based, incorporate graphics and text, or if you are familiar with design and graphics software, it can be predominantly graphics based. The choice is yours to make!

The Information Website

Building an Information website is much more involved than that of the hobby site and must be geared specifically towards the target audience.

For example, a website aimed at absolute beginners to HTML must make certain that the information is presented in an easily understood, yet concise manner. It must also have a 'look and feel' appropriate to the topic.

An information based website is different to a hobby site in that it usually covers much more ground and many more subjects than the more singular-subject hobby site. Depending on the site itself, it may carry advertising.

Depending on the nature of the material, an information website may offer considerable scope for expansion, both of the material and information included, and the ability to generate revenues from suitable advertising. Planning beforehand is essential if the site is intended to generate any revenue.

The Sales Website

Selling on the internet is growing at a massive rate as people become more familiar with the technologies involved and more comfortable with known internet brands such as Amazon, PayPal, Kelkoo, etc.

If you have a particular product or products to sell, for example, hand-made shoes, a self-published book or you build model sports cars; then the internet literally opens up a worldwide marketplace.

With time, hard work and patience, it is possible to build a website which is open for business 24 hours a day and to then use the internet to sell your products.

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