• 26th Feb 2019thesolewomens website design, if you need a website contact us today @thesolesupplier @ Manchester, United Kingdom https://t.co/InvWcqPwVz
  • 25th Feb 2019Great grass website design, if you need a website designed contact us today for a quote @ Manchester, United Kingdom https://t.co/Cd4enCLr25
  • 22nd Feb 2019Customer is king website design, if your looking for a new website or branding get in touch with us today! @ Manche… https://t.co/Ed0ABvxJVU
  • 18th Jan 2019Hitting the 1 second mark for load speed of a Magento 2 Ecommerce site is very satisfying! Our team have managed to… https://t.co/OSLBecjsdG
  • 24th Aug 2018Do you understand your website conversion rates and how your website is currently performing? This is why you should https://t.co/ewjdsIIUlh
  • 7th Aug 2018You know your team is passionate about development when achieving a score of 92 on Google pagespeed insights for on… https://t.co/TZNLRHaZ5z
0161 697 3096

How To Choose The Right Website Function For Your Business

We may think that all websites tend to follow the same structures, but in actual fact, websites come in all sorts of different types, all performing different functions depending on what the website wants to do.

Many believe that the most expensive and extensively developed websites out there are the ones that are simply the best looking. The ones that are sleek and elegant and easy to use must have the best functionality, right? Well, not exactly. Depending on the function of a website, the way it looks can change dramatically. Some of the most successful websites out there are not necessarily the best looking, simply due to the magnitude of functions it has to operate.

When it comes to functionality, there are five main types that a website can utilise depending on what it is that it is set up to do:

1.     Brochure

For small companies that need a simple online presence on a budget, brochure websites are the perfect solution. A brochure site is made up of a few simple pages that give an outline to the company, explain what they do, who they are, where they operate and give information on services and pricing. They work like a modern-day business card for the majority of small business owners who don’t have the budget for a huge website containing pages and pages of relevant data and information in the form of blogs and articles.

2.     Social Media

To share information and photos/videos online with friends, family and others, we use social media websites. These sites provide a platform for sharing, interacting and communicating with others and have become insanely popular over the last few years: our society nearly runs on social media, and Facebook - the biggest social media platform of them all - has 2.07 billion active users.

3.     Portal

Another way to share information is through a portal website. These sites collate information from a number of different sources in the form of emails, forums, search engines and news so that people can check into the site to keep up to date with important information. For this reason, portal sites are often used within companies, schools, universities etc. to allow people from all over access to the information and emails that they need in a secure way.

4.     Wiki

For online collaboration a wiki website, most notably Wikipedia, are used. These sites allow users to write and amend content of any article on the platform so that others can view the information for whatever purposes.

5.     eCommerce

To provide products or services online, the most popular site is an eCommerce website. This site can either be one company selling their products or services directly, or in similar fashion to the likes of Amazon and eBay, where a multi-vendor or ‘marketplace’ eCommerce site allows multiple vendors to sell to customers through one single site.

To create a great ecommerce website, you need the best Magento agency in Manchester, Visionsharp. Visit our website today to see what we offer.





Want to see how we can help you? Get in touch.