Static Website Design is back!

Dynamic is so Overrated.  Static website design are back in style, for beauty appeal and functional purposes.

Static website design are back! The days when businesses used to have moving characters, animations & Graphics all over their landing page to make it look interesting to have now faded into time. Organizations no matter large or small are using static websites these days.
If you are new to this web design world, you might not be that familiar with the terms.  Technically, a static website is built on HTML and CSS and does not involve scripting. To change the content that appears in front-end HTML source code needs to be edit directly.

The dynamic web page consists of both back-end and the front-end scripts to host the web pages within a website. Dynamic websites interact with the database to serve content, unlike static websites. In simple words, a static website is the one where the content on the website stays the same for every visit whereas for a dynamic website the content changes with every visit.

E.g:  your favorite social networking site Twitter is a dynamic website, whereas a site talking about a particular service, like some service business, is example of static website design.

 

Yes! Static website design are back, and stronger than ever.

1. Security

As there’s no intermediary, i.e., the database involved, the threat of code injection is almost zero for a static website. No plugins and any typical software to host the website.

Static websites are a safe compared to dynamic ones when it comes to security as they don’t rely on CMS plugins. APIs and JavaScript are used to handle the dynamic functions of static websites, eliminating the risk of getting hacked. On the other hand, active websites are highly prone to get hacked due to multiple content sources and plugins.

A report by WP WhiteSecurity states that about 70% of WordPress sites are at risk of getting hacked by malicious hackers because of lack of maintenance and upgrading. read The pros and cons of choosing WordPress for your website CMS

2. Reliability

You must have occasionally come across an error message saying that, “The connection could not be established.’ This primarily occurs because of the database errors. Serving just basic HTML files makes it easier to host them anywhere with ease like on a CDN.

Hence, whenever there’d be an attack on the server, the static website is just redirected to other closest node, unlike its dynamic alternative where the website might go down for few hours.

3. Speed

The absence of middleman/database makes the static site much more speedy and easy to load.
A static site is ten times faster than a dynamic site that is built with a CMS. Another reason for a static website to run faster is that it can be served from the node closest to the browser.

According to research by google, about 65% of people expect the website to load within 2 seconds, and a whopping 40% of people will not wait for the website to load for longer than 3 seconds. Hence, getting a static website also helps in getting more traffic by reducing abandonment rate caused due to slow loading.

4. Hosting and Price

Static websites have basic HTML files which require less space making the hosting of these websites cheaper to that of dynamic websites. Organizations with static website save up on the costs and channel those resources to integrate Git or automated builds to incorporate the latest changes in the system.

5. Scalability

What to do when your website is finally up and running? Handling massive traffic on a dynamic website might be a cumbersome process as it requires complex code playing on the server. Basic static websites with HTML files can be easily scaled up by just increasing the bandwidth.

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