Static Web Designing

Why Static Website ?

Static websites are back! The days when businesses used to have moving characters all over their landing page to make it look interesting have now faded into oblivion. Organizations both large and small are using static websites these days.

Static websites are for those who want to build purely informational websites, such as a company’s brochure ware site. The pages won’t change as the user can’t make any choices. The content is read-only and non-interactive.

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Advantages of Static Website

If you are still in two minds about going for it, then worry not. I’ve listed out all the cool reasons why you should try static websites today! Buckle up, you are in for an interesting ride!!

As there’s no intermediary, i.e., the database involved, the threat of code injection is minimal for a static website. No plugins and dynamic software to host the website. Static websites are a safe bet 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.

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.

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 Kissmetrics, about 47% 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.

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.

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.