Web Page Types

  • The web pages generally fall into these four basic categories.

    1.  Informational Pages, which include independent and scholarly research, reference sources, and fact sheets.

    • Informational pages may be assembled by independent authors, companies, or by government. 

    2.  News and Journalistic Sources, including news sites, electronic journals, and online magazines/newspapers.

    3.  Advocacy Pages are web sites created to "raise consciousness" about a particular view of an issue. 

    • Note that advocacy groups are often considered non-profit organizations. If the group has its own domain name, it will usually end with .org.

    4.  Personal Home Pages are fairly informal places where authors can publish anything.