The 12 types of Websites

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We all know it. The Internet is packed with hundreds of thousands of websites. Some of them we visit every day and some others have content we cannot even think about. However, 99% percent of all the pages we will ever visit while surfing, can be labelled under one of these twelve types of websites that I am going to briefly describe today.

1. Portfolio Website

Portfolio websites are one of the simplest types of websites. They are conformed by just 1-5 pages and they tend to showcase information about the company or the person in a very attractive way. It is mostly used by people in the creative field. A lot of visuals are utilized to display what we could call a online resume and the goal is to get familiar with the works and experience of the represented entity. Whilst it is true that all websites try to align and represent the ideas and style of the creator, in this specific case we can feel that more openly.

2. Personal Website

Personal websites are often mistaken for portfolio websites and there's a good reason for it. They contain very similar content, except in this type of place, the owner can also share things such as blog posts, thoughts, articles or basically anything he desires. It is literally his personal space and it doesn't have the manifest intention of attracting the eye of an employer or possible business partner.

3. Blog

Websites that are constantly updated with new content in the form of posts or articles, belong to the 'blog' category. These sites can be managed by one or many people. Sometimes even companies. They tend to specify on a certain topic (e.g. news, sports, history, music, geography...). A good management system and their simplicity in their use are main characteristics of blogs. Blogs can also be a small part within a larger website, as we can observe in many big companies sites.

4. Businesses

A business is doomed to fail unless it has a website. It is becoming less and less usual that a company doesn't have a web. These types of sites contain all the necessary information where a business can share what they offer, awards, past examples of work, reviews, explain in detail what is their product or service about and just about anything that helps tell the story of what the business does and how it helps people.

5. E-Commerce

An e-commerce is nothing more and nothing else than an online shop. Like in any shop, here you can buy products or services. Regardless of if the business has already an off-line presence or not, the aim of the e-commerce is the same: to reach a bigger number of potential customers. These websites are very secure and focus on making your journey from first contact to check out very smooth and simple.

6. Social Media

We all are in some sort of social media website. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram are just a few examples of this type of places. These sites allow people to upload posts, videos, pictures and foments all kinds of interactions within people. They're also used by companies and businesses to update their followers with news, promotions or anything with short notice in a fast way.

7. Membership

When we offer any content to the user that requires to pay or to have some kind of special registration, we are facing a membership website. Places with online courses are a very simple example of these websites. They normally look professional and stylish to provoke a FOMO feeling in the user which doesn't have access to the content.

8. Wiki or forum

The internet wouldn't be the internet without the Wikipedia. Wikipedia is the top 1 place for obtaining knowledge. This kind of website differentiates itself from the others because it's content is built in a collaborative way with many other users. It's like a repository of knowledge, made and curated by the community. Because of the open nature of this websites, their designs tend to be very plain and inconsistent.

9. Magazine and news

A news site is very similar to a blog site, with the difference that they are, in theory, objective and not based on personal likes or opinions. They are properly organized by categories and topics and are updated very very often, as in this case they have many competitors and the one with the freshest content (or the biggest clickbait) tends to get the visitors.

10. Video Streaming

A hybrid between a social media and a news website. As its name reveals, this place is focused on video content and other websites refer to this ones to embed audiovisual content. They're sometimes the membership type as some of the content in them can be premium.

11. Web portals

Web portals are usually very big sites with hundreds of pages. They're hard to maintain uniform and consistent due to this fact. They're used mostly but universities, governmental sites and other public sites which contain a lot of information. Users like student or employees can log in and access private resources and files.

12. Landing pages

The most common one-page website is the landing page. They're totally focused on making you perform a certain action, be it subscribe to a newsletter, purchase a product or download a new app. They're basically a huge advertisement which try to catch your attention by explaining you why you need what they offer. They tend to have very nice designs.

So that was it, in the eyes of the industry experts these are the categories in which you can put almost all websites you encounter every day. Then, of course, you have places like Jetpunk.com. Into which category do you think this website would fall? Let me know in the comments!

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Level 51
Mar 11, 2021
Great!
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Level 56
Mar 11, 2021
Nice blog. But 95% of all websites suck.
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Level 52
Mar 11, 2021
For the heck of it, here are some of my favorite non-JetPunk sites:

https://iafisher.com

https://apolloinrealtime.org

https://krikienoid.github.io/flagwaver

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Level 43
Mar 11, 2021
I like Brainly. Sometimes is good. I also paly some online games
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Level 55
Mar 11, 2021
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Level 65
Mar 11, 2021
hmmm... why is the link already purple?? Lemme just hover over it... yep, there it is.
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Level 66
Mar 11, 2021
I quite like this website.
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Level 65
Mar 11, 2021
Cool, Chinese Chen! That looks useful, especially for cropping SVG's while keeping the code the same.
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Level 59
Mar 12, 2021
Iafisher is nice, it helps me with some cities and other things
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Level 66
Mar 12, 2021
The only complaint I have for iafisher is that you have to press enter.
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Level 52
Mar 12, 2021
Yeah, and spelling is pretty strict. Other than that it's pretty much perfect.
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Level 59
Mar 12, 2021
Well there isn't really a way to stop that because if you mispell something or get an incorrect answer on jetpunk you have to erase the entire answer
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Level 75
Mar 11, 2021
I got to a population of 50,000,001 without research on Ian Fisher's U.S. quiz. So close to 50,000,000 flat! Oh well.
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Level 52
Mar 11, 2021
I'll take it you live in the DC Area, Hines?
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Level 52
Mar 11, 2021
After some tinkering around, I finally got exactly 50,000,000.
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Level 65
Mar 12, 2021
I knew you got Eugene!
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Level 55
Mar 12, 2021
I'm at 51 million, and I'm going for 100 Mil, I named 169 so far, and I havent done my home state yet.
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Level 52
Mar 12, 2021
Right now I'm at 96 million, but I have "every state" turned on.
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Level 59
Mar 12, 2021
I got 67,925,907 for the USA quiz and 73,766,035 for the Europe quiz. By guessing random place names, I ended up getting a town in North Dakota with a population of 10.
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Level 66
Mar 12, 2021
I could name 1100 US cities if I actually tried. I got over 1000 cities on my 10k US cities quiz but I accidentally let it sit there and it ran out of time.
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Level 52
Mar 12, 2021
I tried my hand at Brazil, and got a pretty solid score of 53,952,144. I gave up for some reason, but I probably could've named about 50 more cities.
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Level 75
Mar 12, 2021
@GrandOldMan, did you do research for your 50,000,000? Because I didn't do any

Also, yes we live in Northern Virginia

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Level 52
Mar 12, 2021
Yes, I did do research, but I just wanted to see an exact score of 50,000,000
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Level 75
Mar 12, 2021
Oh okay
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Level 55
Mar 12, 2021
I got 35-45 cities around the Detroit area, but missed Detroit itself. RIP me
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Level 55
Mar 12, 2021
@Yeetdeet. WOW!! You really know the ruhr well.
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Level 56
Mar 12, 2021
I think that @Jakub (a Jetpunk user) got 1,600 on the European iafisher quiz
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Level 60
Mar 12, 2021
I use iafisher.com btw
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Level 43
Mar 11, 2021
Nice!
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Level 65
Mar 11, 2021
I'm not in any social media, unless you count JetPunk as one.
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Level 66
Mar 11, 2021
I use YouTube, Reddit, (Google Hangouts and iMessage if those count as social media), and formerly Discord.
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Level 65
Mar 11, 2021
Texting and google hangouts aren't social media in the same sense. I have them.
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Level 74
Mar 12, 2021
Big fan of cardgames.io lol