Basic Classification of Websites
It is always a confusion among new webmasters regarding the type of site to be created which can be run for long time suiting their requirements. This article explains the basic classification of websites and the fundamental differences between them.
Websites can be classified into three basic categories:
- Content Site
What is Content Site?
Content sites are having static or dynamic content mainly to communicate the information to the targeted users. Learn more about content site here.
What is Blog?
Blog – a short form of Weblog is generally meant for leaving the published topic for open discussion to get relevant comments. Learn more about blog here.
What is Forum?
Forum is a kind of online discussion board where interested users can discuss about the related topic. Learn more about forum site here.
Comparison of Content Site, Blog and Forum
|Features of Content Site||Features of Blog||Features of Forum Site|
|Contains information on every single webpages.||Blog contains post and the posts are displayed in the reverse chronological order, that means the latest post is shown first when displayed.||Users are generally classified as Administrator, Moderator, Registered Users and Unregistered users.|
|A webpage could be a HTML page mostly in case of static content.||Blog home page is normally a HTML page contains number of posts.||Unregistered users will be normally mentioned as visitors or guests and have only display access to the content.|
|A webpage could be a PHP or ASP page mostly in case of dynamic content.||Blog posts can be archived and categorized.||Forum content is structured as Categories, Sub-forum, Topics or Threads and Posts.|
|Normally site owner can modify the content any point of time and republish the page.||Normally blog shows the author name and allows the user to enter comments on the topic.||Each post contains the message along with the detailed information of the user who is posting.|
|Content sites are not meant for discussion of the topic rather a mere information to the user.||Commenting can be offered with or without approval mechanism to avoid spamming.|
|Commenting can also be offered only for the registered users of the blog.|