A Web portal is a specially designed website that brings information from diverse sources, like emails, forums and search engines, together in a uniform way. Usually, each information source gets its dedicated area on the page for displaying information.
the user can configure which ones to display. Variants of portals include mashups and intranet "dashboards" for executives and managers. The extent to which content is displayed in a "uniform way" may depend on the intended user and the intended purpose, as well as the diversity of the content.