With over a billion websites on the internet, a website has become a necessity for every type of business. A website is most often viewed by a business, a group, or individuals. It is intended to help people learn something about the company or organization behind the website. Most often we think of business websites that provide information about what they do or what services they provide and how to contact them. Some businesses also sell products or services through their website. This is commonly referred to as “ecommerce”. There can be a large variety of features and functionality available for websites, but you must be able to answer a very basic question. What do I want my website to do for me?
Your answer will lead to more questions and in doing so you will come up with a list of important features that are needed to support the purpose of your website.
Not all websites are alike. Here is a description of common types of websites: