Web Portals

A web portal is a website that functions as a single point of access to information and resources on the World Wide Web.

  • Portals present information from diverse sources in a unified way.
  • It offers services such as search engine, news, stock prices, information, entertainment and various other features.
  • Portals often include calendars and to-do lists, discussion groups, announcements and reports, searches, email and address books, and access to news, weather, maps, and shopping, as well as bookmarks.
  • It gives access to variety of content and core services to a variety for users.
  • Portal content is dynamically generated and managed through databases and cookies.

  • Web pages are user specifc and customized for the user needs.
  • Information is grouped into categories

For example, a university’s web portal could offer customized, specific content available to you based on your roles (e.g., faculty, student, staff, administrator). Roles help the portal determine your privileges for reading, searching, updating and personalizing content.

Web Portal Attributes

  • Public and private interface
  • Common access point for multiple user roles
  • Role Specific functionality and content
  • Versatile /Enhanced functionality and flexibility
  • Provides users with access to broad resources
  • Supports usrers in multiple tasks
  • Provides content from diverse/distributed resources
  • Authentication to identify user

Website Attributes

  • Public interface
  • Target one user type or audience
  • Supports user n specific tasks
  • Provides targeted content from specific resources
  • Content focused


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