Benefits of a Custom Design
1. Personal Websites
This type of site is useful for a family, teenagers, grandparents, etc. to stay in touch with each other. This type is not advisable for a small business because the URL is not search engine friendly and the limited server capabilities your hosting company offer may not be sophisticated enough for a small business website.
2. Community Building Websites
Social Websites, Forum Websites, and Sharing Websites.
These websites build online communities of people who want to interact with other people socially or meet people who share their interests.
For sharing and discussing mutual interests, there are online forums for practically any subject you can think of. These Forum websites can be a great source of information and help for the small business person.
3. Mobile Device Websites
The use of mobile devices (smart phones, tablets, watches, etc.) has become ubiquitous. One problem is that standard websites are difficult to view and sometines take a long time to download on some of these devices with their small screens and wireless connections. Websites whose pages are narrower in width and take up less bandwidth work much better for mobile devices. If you have a small business that would benefit from being viewed on a mobile devise, you should consider investigating the possibilities of creating a mobile friendly site.
4. Blogging Websites
People took the words Web Logs and shortened it to Blogs online diaries, journals, or editorials, if you will. My, how Blogs have taken over the Internet. A blog owner will log-on daily, weekly, or whenever, and write about whatever is going on in their lives or business, or they may comment on politics and news. How wonderful the Internet is! Now anyone who can afford a blog can be self published and allow their thoughts to be read by anyone in the world who has online access.
5. Informational Websites
You could create a website that lists plants with their definitions and planting and caring instructions. This would be helpful to people, and you would use it to lead people to your nursery. Of course you could "hybrid" this site by adding an e-commerce feature, a forum, or even photo sharing.
6. Online Business Brochure/Catalog Websites
In the days before the Internet, we used the print, radio, and television media to spread the word about our businesses. Now we can cast a large net, reaching literally millions of people al over the world with just one website. With your online brochure or catalog, you can show anyone who looks for and finds your website, photos and descriptions of your products or services. To some this may sound like an E-commerce Website, but there are many businesses that deal in products or services that are not sellable over the web think hair-stylist, dentist, or day-care center.
7. Directory Websites
A web directory or link directory is an online list or catalog of websites. That is, it is a directory on the World Wide Web of (all or part of) the World Wide Web. Historically, directories typically listed entries on people or businesses, and their contact information; such directories are still in use today.
8. E-commerce Websites
This kind of website allows you to sell your products online. There are millions of businesses who use their e-commerce websites to sell their products over the Internet. Just about anything that can be sold in a brick-and-mortar store can be sold online with much less overhead! Is an E-commerce