Entrepreneur: Domains, Websites and E-Commerce

Domain Only, Websites, Website + Store, Store Only

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Domains
A website is like a house, and a domain is a street address for that house. If you want a

Types of Websites

Traditional Websites

Traditional websites are formatted to be viewed on a desktop/laptop computer. You can view it on any device, however when you look at it on a mobile phone or tablet, everything looks tiny because it's formatted for the larger screens of a desktop/laptop computer. 

 

 


Mobile Websites  

Mobile websites are specifically and only designed for mobile devices. Many businesses that have an existing traditional website, build a mobile website and link the 2 together. When they are linked, the system will detect what type of device a visitor has, and automatically route the visitor to either the mobile website or traditional website.

 

 


Responsive Websites  

A responsive website is a single website that provides 3 different views: mobile, tablet and desktop/laptop. The system automatically routes visitors to the view created for their specific of device.

Mobile Site vs. Responsive Site – Comparison by Smartz.com
https://www.smartz.com/web-development/mobile/mobile-vs-responsive-design/

For info on Mobile Apps, Click Here for our Mobile Apps section 

Do-It-Yourself Websites

Basics You Need To Know: 
(1) Building the website may be free, but if you want your own custom domain you'll have to pay for it. There may be other features and services that you may want for your website that you'll also have to pay for. However, free versions give you a chance learn how to build it and try basic services for free. 
 

 


(2)  Most paid versions are offered through monthly subscriptions, general about $10-$50 per month. Sometimes options like E-Commerce aren't a part of the subscriptions and are provided at an additional fee. 

 

 

 


(3) Even though its a do-it-yourself service, there are many people that learn it then sell website building services at lower cost than hiring a general designer.  Customer service may refer you to a place on their site that lists some or do a web search for people that are "pros" or "experts" in name of your site service . (Example: search "Wix Pro")

 

 


Do-It-Yourself Website Reviews
Review By Top 10 Reviews: Best Do-It-Yourself Website Builders 
http://www.toptenreviews.com/business/internet/best-website-builders/

Review By PC Magazine: Best Do-It-Yourself Website Builders
https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2484510,00.asp

Review By Digital Trends: Best Do-It-Yourself Website Builders
https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/best-website-build-websites-free/