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Types of Web Sites - Examples

Types of Web Sites - Examples

  • Advocacy

An Advocacy Web Page is one sponsored by an organization attempting to influence public opinion (that is, one trying to sell ideas). The URL address of the page frequently ends in .org (organization).
Examples:
National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, the National Right to Life Committee, the Democratic Party, the Republican Party

  • Business/Marketing

A Business/Marketing Web Page is one sponsored by a commercial enterprise (usually it is a page trying to promote or sell products). The URL address of the page frequently ends in .com (commercial).
Examples:
Adobe Systems, Inc., the Coca Cola Company, and numerous other large and small companies using the Web for business purposes.

  • News

A News Web Page is one whose primary purpose is to provide extremely current information. The URL address of the page usually ends in .com (commercial).
Examples: USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer,
CNN

  • Informational

An Informational Web Page is one whose purpose is to present factual information. The URL Address frequently ends in .edu or .gov, as many of these pages are sponsored by educational institutions or government agencies.
Examples:
Dictionaries, thesauri, directories, transportation schedules, calendars of events, statistical data, and other factual information such as reports, presentations of research, or information about a topic.

  • Personal

A Personal Web Page is one published by an individual who may or may not be affiliated with a larger institution. Although the URL address of the page may have a variety of endings (e.g. .com, .edu, etc.), a tilde (~) is frequently embedded somewhere in the URL.

 

This information came from Evaluating Web Resources by Jan Alexander and Marsha Ann Tate at 
http://www3.widener.edu/Academics/Libraries/Wolfgram_Memorial_Library/Evaluate_Web_Pages/Original_Web_Evaluation_Materials/6160/ 
See also http://www3.widener.edu/Academics/Libraries/Wolfgram_Memorial_Library/Evaluate_Web_Pages/659/.

 

 

 

Last modified: 11/27/2007 2:02 PM by by D. Renfrow

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