Portal It is a term that comes from door . In the Internet and the field of construction, the portal is the zaguán or the first piece of the house , which presents the main door and allows access to the rest of the rooms.
In multi-family homes, on the other hand, the portal is the immediate piece to the entrance door which provides access to the different homes. A portal is also the portico of a building sumptuous or a temple, or the door that marks the entrance to a city.
Portal is also used as a synonym for nativity scene, birth or manger , which is the representation with figures of the birth of Christ.
In Internet, a portal is a website which offers, in an integrated way, a wide variety of services and resources to the user. In general, portals offer updated news instantly, search engines, forums for sharing opinions, chat, online games, virtual stores for electronic purchases and email service.
The basic intention of a portal is that the user can satisfy all their needs In one place. That is why they try to offer a wide range of options, so that they become the "access door" from the Internet user to the Web. One of its objectives is for the user to use the portal as their home page (where the browser is directed as soon as it is executed) and take advantage of all its services before starting to navigate in other more specific sites.
Yahoo! , Terra and MSN These are some examples of Internet portals. Google Instead, he specializes in searches.
In recent years, more and more sites they have expanded their functions, including all kinds of services, thanks in part to the accessibility of widgets (Small applications that can be added to a page very easily, simply by inserting your code where you want to view it). This growth has an apparently positive immediate effect, since it gives users more possibilities, but also collaborates with the loss of site identity.
As portals become more common, sites that meet specific purposes disappear, since the public Look for the best comfort, avoid the need to navigate through many pages. As is often the case in the market, a product always emerges that, just as a bird of prey would, take advantage of those resources that others waste; in this case, the blogs They have seen a remarkable increase in their popularity due to the fall of personal sites, since they offer a better positioning and require very little work from their clients to find a striking and functional design.
Portal is the name of an innovative series of video game which has two main titles, plus one exclusive to the Xbox Live platform and downloadable content. This is an interesting proposal that, using the controls and camera settings generally present in first-person shooting games (known as FPS, of First Person Shooters), requires its users to overcome constant dangers of death through the careful study of the environment and using as a single weapon a gun capable of creating portals that connect two points of space.
His great success is due to the brilliant design of its levels, which at the time of its launch was a respite in the midst of much violence-oriented content and lacking depth or innovation. On the other hand, the archiemesis The main character (both female roles) is a robot with a very particular charisma, which enlivens the difficult adventure with its ironic and memorable lines.