E-commerceNowadays this reason would definitely take its place in the top. With better technical abilities of presenting goods and services as well as fast and secure payments enabled via the Internet, more and more people take opportunities of buying and selling online, right from their desktop. It can deal even with the case of personal websites, if people both communicate and sell the goods or services they produce via this website. So, getting real financial profit can be named among the prominent reasons of creating a website. Moreover, modern content-management systems support this aim with tools and features strengthening the website rates in search browsers. Design concept of online comic bookshop Design concept of the randomizer for e-commerce platform Design concept of the bakery enabling online orders
Business presentationAnother reason connected with professional activity and encouraging more and more people to start their websites is presentation of their business, whatever is its nature and volume. It can be anything, from simple one-page website giving basic description of the professional and contact data to complex web platforms providing the variety of business directions or extensive portfolio. The core distinguishing feature comparing to the previous position is that this website doesn’t provide full cycle of direct sales from order to payment and delivery, its aim is to present the services or goods as well as the ways of getting them. This can be the reason for not only fully packed websites of broad functionality but also landing pages fulfilling the same need. Web design concept for a company organizing open air events Web design concept for a company organizing hot-air-balloon rides Web design concept for an architectural bureau Design concept for the interior design studio
Sharing informationThis is the reason why people set up diverse blogs and websites aimed at sharing information: these can be online magazines and newspapers, thematic collections and bloggers’ reviews etc. It is usually not aimed at direct communication, only providing users with fresh and actual information. Design concept of online newspaper Design concept of the online magazine devoted to travelling Web design for the blog devoted to design news and trends
EducationOne more reason to start the website is the ability and wish to provide some materials and/or communication with educative objectives. These can be different stuff, from personal teacher’s blogs to interactive encyclopedias or platforms for online courses. Web design for online encyclopedia
CommunicationThe Internet presents great and easily available opportunities for communications, so communication can be one more good reason for creating a website, like blogs with direct discussions, forums, social networks for general or special themes etc. Design concept of a social network for sport fans
Self-expression and practiceSometimes, people create the website with the aim of getting a platform for expressing their creativity and trying particular skills, like, for example, creative writing. Again, complexity and quality of these websites can be very different, still the basic reason behind them is self-expression and growth. Design concept of a personal blog devoted to architecture Surely, this list is not totally full, it mentions only some of the globally popular reasons for creating websites. Stay tuned and don't miss the new articles analyzing all the mentioned directions in closer detail.
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