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Static Websites

What is it?

A static website is just that, you write your material just as you would in any word processor upload it as a .html or .htm webpage. Creating pages has it’s advantages and disadvantages. The majority of websites found on the internet fall into this class.

Advantages of Static Sites.

Static sites are simple in nature to create, link together. There are many templates available for static sites, so you can probably find one that fits your personal tastes. This is the way to go in the beginning.

Using a template allows you to get your site online very quickly, yet still it has a learning curve. Yes you will have to learn a little about html “hyper text markup language” At first it seems confusing but hey if I can learn it so can you!

Templates will use either tables or css for positioning, with css being the preferred choice. CSS “cascading style sheet” allow for a much cleaner format with less code in the actual page itself.

Disadvantages of Static Sites.

The only major disadvantage I see in a static site is just that it is static. If we look up static in the dictionary this is what we find:

Static: adjective
1.) static prices unchanged, fixed, stable, steady, unchanging, changeless, unvarying, invariable, constant, consistent. antonym variable.
2.) a static display stationary, motionless, immobile, unmoving, still, stock-still, at a standstill, at rest, not moving a muscle, like a statue, rooted to the spot, frozen, inactive, inert, lifeless, inanimate. antonym mobile, active, dynamic.

Anything that is static on the web looses it’s appeal over time not only with your visitors but also the search engines. This is another reason why we never have to get it perfect to begin with.

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