Static Web Sites:

 

For a static-content Web site, all content appearing on Web pages is placed manually by professional Web developers. This is also called “design-time page construction,” because the pages are fully built while the site is being developed. Static-content Web site is developed and then maintained by experienced professionals. Such Web site usually costs less when initially developed, but then all future changes still have to be done by Web professionals. Therefore a static Web site can be more expensive to maintain, especially when you want to make frequent changes to your site.

There are many static websites on the Internet, you won’t be able to tell immediately if it is static, but the chances are, if the site looks basic and is for a smaller company, and simply delivers information without any bells and whistles, it could be a static website. Static websites can only really be updated by someone with knowledge of website development. Static websites are the cheapest to develop and host, and many smaller companies still use these to get a web presence.

 

Advantages of static websites

  • Quick to develop
  • Cheap to develop
  • Cheap to host

Disadvantages of static websites

  • Requires web development expertise to update site
  • Site not as useful for the user
  • Content can get stagnant

Dynamic Web Sites:

On the other hand, pages in a dynamic-content Web site are constructed “on the fly” when a page is requested from a Web browser. Dynamic-content Web site, while still developed by professionals, can be maintained directly by you, our customer. Such Web site initially costs more to develop, but then you don’t have to pay Web professionals every time you need to change something on your site. If you plan to make frequent changes to your site, you most likely will be better off with a dynamic Web site.

Dynamic sites on the other hand can be more expensive to develop initially, but the advantages are numerous. At a basic level, a dynamic website can give the website owner the ability to simply update and add new content to the site. For example, news and events could be posted to the site through a simple browser interface. Dynamic features of a site are only limited by imagination. Some examples of dynamic website features could be: content management system, e-commerce system, bulletin / discussion boards, intranet or extranet facilities, ability for clients or users to upload documents, ability for administrators or users to create content or add information to a site (dynamic publishing).

Advantages of dynamic websites

  • Much more functional website
  • Much easier to update
  • New content brings people back to the site and helps in the search engines
  • Can work as a system to allow staff or users to collaborate

Disadvantages of dynamic websites

  • Slower / more expensive to develop
  • Hosting costs a little more

Most of the entrepreneurs today have taken their businesses online. Today, the websites themselves have become the sole approach towards making your company clearly visible to the clients. Creativity and usability are the two vital aspects of any online web development entity. Website Development is an extensive term used to refer to the work involved in developing a website for the internet. Website development range right from developing simple static webpage to complex dynamic web based applications.

Website development can be either static or dynamic. “Static” means unchanged or constant. A static website development is simply any web page that is saved to disk and passed back to a requesting browser without changes. Even today, probably most web pages are static pages though the balance is certainly shifting. If you count by the number of pages that are actually viewed as opposed to the number of pages sitting on millions of web sites waiting to be seen, then I expect the clear majority of pages today are dynamic.

“Dynamic” means changing or lively. A dynamic web page is any web page which has content that is changed by a program or script at the time the page is requested. We can make an area where you can log in and change various parts of the website, such as adding information or products or changing existing products. Dynamic website development features could be content management system, e-commerce web development system, discussion boards, and ability for clients or users to upload documents, ability for administrators or users to create content or add information to a site. This is because each page is constructed based on the information in a database, and the information in that database can be changed via another interface.

 

Finally, many sites from the last decade are static, but more and more people are realizing the advantages of having a dynamic website. Dynamic websites can make the most of your site and either use it as a tool or create a professional, interesting experience for your visitors.

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