Types of websites

Take a look at all the different kinds of sites that there are!

Various types of websites

In today's marketplace, there are much website types to choose! As the end user, how do you know which type of website to choose for your business? Below we have compiled a list of all the different kinds of sites and the features and benefits of each one.

Learn more about Mobile Websites

Various types of mobile websites

5 Reasons to have a mobile web site
  • Design can differ to your main website
  • Deliver unique content to your audience
  • Less than 5% of online businesses have one
  • Synchronise with mobile social media
  • Mobile websites load faster than regular websites

Mobile websites explained in more detail:

With over 2 billion people in the world in possession of a smartphone, it would be silly not to get your business a mobile compatible website. Mobile websites load a lot quicker than conventional websites and content is optimised for simplistic browsing. There is no need to pinch and zoom; it can be quite tiring having to navigate around a small mobile screen looking for the required content. Nine times out of ten, online traffic will leave your website if not optimised correctly.

Mobile websites in appearance are quite similar to apps; the content has been reduced to take visitors very quickly to their intended destination. If the mobile site has been designed and constructed correctly, visitors will either purchase, download or book your product or service.

While the older generations are trying to keep up with all this new technology the younger generations are spending billions with their mobile phones. They search for local businesses, train times, servicemen, browsing for their next holiday, keeping up with news, tweeting, facebooking the list is endless.

Mobile phones are accessing the internet a lot more than conventional PC's hence the need for businesses to embrace this new technology so as not to miss out on new sales.

Mediatopia offer professional business mobile website solutions

Do you have a question regarding mobile websites? Call us today for professional advice. Mobile design

Learn more about Parallax Websites

A monitor showing a parallax style web design

5 Reasons to have a parallax website
  • Excellent for showing portfolio's or products
  • Create customer interest and engagement
  • Guide visitors to specific ‘call to action' (CTA)
  • Ability to create breath-taking web design
  • Make your website fun and interactive

Parallax sites explained in more detail:

A Parallax website is a website that has several layers and scrolls down the screen of your monitor. Different background images can be used to create depth on the screen. While one layer is being seen moving very slowly in the background, another layer on top is moving a lot faster. This is a way of getting a message to stay in someone's mind or a hidden image that makes you believe you never saw it or did you? This concept allows for impressive visuals that let one's creativity flow when designing this type of website.

Is a Parallax website the right type of website for me and my business?

If you can say yes to any of the following questions, then a Parallax website may be what you need!

  • Do you have a new product that needs marketing in the limelight?
  • Are you advertising an event?
  • Are you promoting something?
  • Are you looking to give your clients the WOW factor?
  • Are you looking for a landing page for your email marketing campaigns?

Mediatopia offer professional parallax website design

Do you have a question regarding parallax websites? Call us today for professional advice. Parallax websites

Learn more about Responsive Websites

Multiple devices showing a responsive style web design

5 Reasons to have a responsive website
  • Optimised for all Smartphones & Tablets
  • Increase Sales & Conversion rates
  • Analyse all your website data in one report
  • Increase SEO visibility
  • Save time and cost on Mobile development

Responsive websites explained in more detail:

Responsive websites are the latest kid on the block with regards to what type of website should I create for my business!

Responsive websites respond to the size of the device that is viewing it. These sites are built on a grid which when seen on a thin smartphone screen will change dimension to fit neat and snug on the screen. The website content reveals itself when viewed in nice rich snippets of content that will inevitably take the web visitors to the desired section of your site.

Depending how the responsive site gets built, it will load very quickly on tablet & smartphone screens and works exceedingly well on the search engines. This yields useful Google listings if the pages have been developed and designed correctly.

With more and more people buying tablets and smartphones the need to have your business website compatible and optimised for these devices should be at the top of your online priority list!

Mediatopia offer professional responsive web design solutions

Do you have a question regarding responsive websites? Call us today for professional advice. Responsive Design

Learn more about Sage Integrated Ecommerce Website

A monitor showing a Sage accounts screen

5 Reasons to have a Sage integration e-commerce website
  • Website is available 24/7
  • Save tens of thousands of pounds in salaries
  • Automate antiquated manual processes
  • Update thousands of product lines in seconds
  • Drill down into marketing and sales data

Sage Integrated E-commerce websites explained in more detail:

Sage is a multinational enterprise software suite that is the 3rd largest of its kind, with over 6 million customers worldwide. Sage is the biggest supplier of accounting-based software to smaller businesses.

Sage performs a variety of in-house functions for the business owner. That is carried out on a PC in your back office or by your accountant. Depending on how you have set up your Sage software and what modules you have bought dictates the kind of web solution you need. It is not for everybody, especially if you do not use Sage as your back-office software!

At Mediatopia, we have integrated multiple online web shops with back office software including Sage Online 50 and Sage 200.

An example of what automatic Sage Integrations we can develop into your e-commerce web-shop:-

  • (Ebay/Amazon/Play) Connection
  • Download sales information
  • Mark orders as dispatched
  • Upload stock levels
  • Create customers and Invoice
  • Picking and Packing Lists
  • Print address labels
  • Customer dispatch notes
  • Map SKU's & Stock levels
  • Analyse performance & profitability
  • Create Individual invoices
  • Create individual orders
  • Calculate VAT liability
  • Trigger re-order levels
  • Supplier Purchase Orders

Batch upload multiple products at the touch of a button, Update existing products by SKU or Product Code, Upload name, SKU, description, price, stock and images.

This is a just a brief summary of what clients ask us to integrate into their websites. The list of what can be done is almost endless and if what you want is not written here, then please visit our Sage Questionnaire and fill out the form. We will respond with an individual quote for you within 72 hours.

Do you need practical advice about integrating Sage & e-commerce?

Mediatopia have a wealth of knowledge regarding complex Sage accounting website development Sage integration

Learn more about Ecommerce Websites

Three different types of e-commerce website

5 Reasons to have a Mediatopia e-commerce website
  • Responsive design as standard
  • Professional development of website
  • Integrated with WebGuru CMS
  • Payment gateway set up
  • Uploaded with all your content

Mediatopia Ecommerce sites explained in more detail:

The brains behind Mediatopia have been designing and developing websites for over 15 years; this almost gives us Mac daddy status when it comes to anything digital online!

At Mediatopia, we have our own Content Management System software that we have developed over the course of 10 years and is still being developed all the time. This system is at the core of every website we make. It is what powers all of our clients websites, and as we built it, we can develop anything we want into it.

At Mediatopia, we understand how a business functions. This lets us know what functionality we need to create for your online business. We can recreate online features to replicate your current business processes – the evolution of websites is currently changing, and companies need a system or a website that can fulfill all their needs.

Mediatopia makes e-commerce sites that integrate with a variety of different 3rd party web applications. Clients can quite simply control all of their online media with ease and Mediatopia's excellent support team are behind them every step of the way.

Do you have an e-commerce project that you need help with?

Mediatopia have built hundreds of e-commerce projects and can give expert advice on this subject! Ecommerce Shops

Learn more about Content Managed Product/Catalogue Websites

Four different catalogue style websites

5 Reasons to have a Content Managed Product/Catalogue Website
  • Display your entire business catalogue
  • Have full control over admin and web content using WebGuru CMS
  • Analyse all your website statistics using WebGuru CMS
  • Increase SEO visibility
  • Supported by Mediatopia

Content Managed Product/Catalogue websites explained in more detail:

A CMS Product website is what it says on the tin! CMS or Content Management System is the administration software that integrates into your site where you log in with a username and password and then start uploading images of your products, product descriptions and product information. You can choose to have a product enquiry button by each product or a specific call to action (CTA) whether that is a telephone number, email address or questionnaire.

A CMS product website can be set up before you decided to start trading online. The only difference between this type of website and a selling site is the fact that there is no payment gateway so no-one can purchase anything off of this website. When you have created a client-base that visits your site regularly, you may decide to upgrade to an e-commerce style website. Upgrading will involve bolting on a shopping cart or payment gateway. This will allow users to purchase your products instead of just being able to look at them. There will be some design changes to incorporate. Prices and certain functions that will enable the facility to purchase goods from your CMS Product website, plus to add a payment gateway and to design the checkout pages.

A lot of Mediatopia clients opt for a CMS Product website as their first website. They can start to build a customer marketing database and understand how online works and then when they are ready we quite simply upgrade the site and it is a very seamless transition.

Do you have a showroom & need to list a catalogue of products?

Mediatopia specialise in setting up custom webshops for all types of business! Product websites

Learn more about Content Managed Brochure Websites

Three different brochure style websites

5 Reasons to have a Content Managed Brochure website
  • Used to give a brief or full-on insight to your business
  • Edit your website when you want using WebGuru CMS
  • Get found on the search engines for your keywords
  • Mainly used for start-up businesses
  • For companies that are not selling a product or service

Content Managed Brochure websites explained in more detail:

CMS Brochure websites are the first style or type of site that you have for your business. A brochure website is an overview of your business, what it is, where you are, what your product or service is. It is usually like a glamorous business card that gets your prospective clients intrigued about you as a new company. As your business grows then this type of website usually makes way for a CMS Product website or eCommerce website.

Again, CMS or Content Management System is the software you control to change, edit or upload information to, that appears on the website.

Do you need a professional web brochure designed and developed?

Mediatopia have made hundreds of businesses successful online, contact us today! Brochure websites

Learn more about Static Websites

A monitor showing a static style web design

5 Reasons to have a static website
  • Never update your website yourself unless you are proficient in HTML & CSS
  • Create different style pages as not fixed to a template like most CMS websites
  • Faster loading and rendering as a lot less code
  • Cheaper to have created
  • As there is no database, search engines do not look for new content

Static websites explained in more detail:

A static website is a website that cannot be edited by using a content management system. Once the site has been designed there are only a few ways that content can be changed. One way is to get FTP (File Transfer Protocol) access to the server and make changes to the files yourself. Another way is to have a support contract with the company who created your website and asked them to make the changes for you. To make changes yourself you need to have a certain level of HTML, CSS and image editing skills.

By having a static website a lot more, creativity can be used with the layout of the design. There is no web editing software implemented. Whoever makes your site can have more flexibility with the appearance of design, this may or may not be the right choice when deciding to have a website made for your business. If you do not have time to look after or manage a website yourself it could be the ideal choice.