Types of Web
2) Web Directories
3) Search Engines
4) Understanding a URL
5) Five Types of Web Sites
6) Evaluation Criteria
looking at any Web page, it is important to ask yourself at least three
put it up on the Web?
current is the information presented? What was
the agenda of the Web site's creator: to inform, entertain, persuade
...? Often the Web site's domain name (.com, .org, etc.) will provide a
five common types of Web sites:
A business or marketing Web sites is one sponsored by a commercial
enterprise that is typically trying to sell or market their services
The URL address frequently ends in .com. Examples of
business Web pages are: Ford Motor Co., Hewlett Packard, Amazon.com.
A news webpage is one whose purpose is to provide timely information
about current events and issues. The URL address frequently ends in
.com. For example: San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, MSNBC.
An advocacy Web site is one sponsored by an organization to influence
opinion. The URL address of this type of page frequently ends in .org.
Examples of advocacy pages: the Democratic Party, Green Party, Human Rights
Council, Amnesty International.
An information Web site's purpose is to present factual information.
This includes reports, research findings, and general topical information.
The URL address frequently ends with .edu or .gov.
For example: San Jose Sate University, State of California, United States
Department of Defense.
personal Web page is created by an individual for his/her own personal
interests. The URL often has a tilde (~) somewhere in the address.