Types of Web Pages

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Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems
What type of page is this? Sun Microsystems. Screen shot by J Kyrnin

An Online Game

Most Web sites have four basic types of Web pages:

  • Content Pages
  • Product Pages
  • Information Pages
  • Navigation Pages

Each of these pages serve a different purpose on the Web site and have different looks to them. Once you understand what the purpose of a page is, some of the design decisions are made for you. For example, you don't need a large product picture on a copyright information page, and a content page that is just a list of links wouldn't be very interesting.

The following gallery shows you several Web pages and asks you to guess what type of page it is. Whether or not you guess right you'll learn more about what makes the page the type of page it is and how to recognize those page types in the future.

What Type of Page is This?

  • Product Page
  • Content Page
  • Navigation Page
  • Information Page
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Private Schools @ About

About.com
What type of page is this? About.com. Screen shot by J Kyrnin

What Type of Page is This?

  • Product Page
  • Content Page
  • Navigation Page
  • Information Page

View the page - note that it may not be live.

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Target

Target
What type of page is this? Target. Screen shot by J Kyrnin

What Type of Page is This?

  • Product Page
  • Content Page
  • Navigation Page
  • Information Page
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Web Design / HTML @ About

About.com
What type of page is this? About.com. Screen shot by J Kyrnin

What Type of Page is This?

  • Product Page
  • Content Page
  • Navigation Page
  • Information Page
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Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems
What type of page is this? Sun Microsystems. Screen shot by J Kyrnin

What Type of Page is This?

  • Product Page
  • Content Page
  • Navigation Page
  • Information Page
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Adobe Systems

Adobe Systems
What type of page is this? Adobe Systems. Screen shot by J Kyrnin

What Type of Page is This?

  • Product Page
  • Content Page
  • Navigation Page
  • Information Page
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Apple Computer

Apple Computer
What type of page is this? Apple Computer. Screen shot by J Kyrnin

What Type of Page is This?

  • Product Page
  • Content Page
  • Navigation Page
  • Information Page
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Target

Target
What type of page is this? Target. Screen shot by J Kyrnin

What Type of Page is This?

  • Product Page
  • Content Page
  • Navigation Page
  • Information Page
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Dogs @ About

About.com
What type of page is this? About.com. Screen shot by J Kyrnin

What Type of Page is This?

  • Product Page
  • Content Page
  • Navigation Page
  • Information Page
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Adobe Systems

Adobe Systems
What type of page is this? Adobe Systems. Screen shot by J Kyrnin

What Type of Page is This?

  • Product Page
  • Content Page
  • Navigation Page
  • Information Page
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Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems
What type of page is this? Sun Microsystems. Screen shot by J Kyrnin

What Type of Page is This?

  • Product Page
  • Content Page
  • Navigation Page
  • Information Page
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Cats @ About

About.com
What type of page is this? About.com. Screen shot by J Kyrnin

What Type of Page is This?

  • Product Page
  • Content Page
  • Navigation Page
  • Information Page
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Target

Target
What type of page is this? Target. Screen shot by J Kyrnin

What Type of Page is This?

  • Product Page
  • Content Page
  • Navigation Page
  • Information Page
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Adobe Systems

Adobe Systems
What type of page is this? Adobe Systems. Screen shot by J Kyrnin

What Type of Page is This?

  • Product Page
  • Content Page
  • Navigation Page
  • Information Page
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Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems
What type of page is this? Sun Microsystems. Screen shot by J Kyrnin

What Type of Page is This?

  • Product Page
  • Content Page
  • Navigation Page
  • Information Page
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PC Hardware / Reviews @ About

About.com
What type of page is this? About.com. Screen shot by J Kyrnin

What Type of Page is This?

  • Product Page
  • Content Page
  • Navigation Page
  • Information Page
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Apple Computer

Apple Computer
What type of page is this? Apple Computer. Screen shot by J Kyrnin

What Type of Page is This?

  • Product Page
  • Content Page
  • Navigation Page
  • Information Page
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Adobe Systems

Adobe Systems
What type of page is this? Adobe Systems. Screen shot by J Kyrnin

What Type of Page is This?

  • Product Page
  • Content Page
  • Navigation Page
  • Information Page