Best website for your business?

Basically website is an collection of webpages, but its broadly classified in to two types based on how its managed it, those called as Static & Dynamic website.

Websites that only use HTML and CSS are called static websites, and websites with scripting are called dynamic websites. When thinking about making your website, it’s important to identify which type of site you want.

 

 Static Website

A static website is the simplest kind of website you can build. Static websites are written in HTML and CSS only, with no scripting. The only form of interactivity on a static website is hyperlinks.

If you intend your website to be a small one (3 pages or less), then a static website is good for your business. But if you want to share elements between pages (such as logos or menus), you’ll have to duplicate the HTML on each page.

Static websites are easier to make than dynamic websites, because they require less coding and technical knowledge. However, fully static websites are very uncommon these days, since there is so much that scripting can do.

Dynamic Website

A dynamic website is a website that not only uses HTML and CSS, but includes website scripting as well. There are two main reasons why you have to go for a dynamic website

  • Contents can be managed by normal computer user ( No developer skill required)

  • Can be updated anytime with minimum time, no much care required

  • Stay updated and Interactive with clients

This is mainly possible by use of Content Management System software, Major CMS are WORDPRESS, DRUPAL, MAGENTO,OPENCART Etc..

 

Static sites – advantages

Flexibility is the main advantage of a static site – every page can be different if desired, to match the layout to different content, and the designer is free to put in any special effects that a client may ask for in a unique way on different pages. This allows theming – for instance an author may want a different theme for a different book and associated pages or perhaps for a series of books, in order to match the cover designs or the context of the stories.

Cost is generally lower up-front than a dynamic site.

Static sites – disadvantages

The main problem with any static site appears when you wish to update the content. Unless you are conversant with HTML and the design methods used in the site then you have to go back to the designer to have any content changes made. This may be perfectly ok when a new page is required which needs design input, but if all you want to do is change some text then it can be a nuisance for both client and designer.

The second main problem is scalability. If you wish to sell products on your site and you have a lot of them then you may have to construct individual pages for each one, which can take considerable time, effort and cost.

Costs – there are ongoing costs for updating the content.

Dynamic sites – advantages

The main advantages of dynamic sites are that by connecting them to databases you can easily pull in information in an organised and structured way to create product pages or categories of related products sorted in a variety of different ways depending on how the user wants to view them.

This ability to connect to a database means that you can also create a content management system – an interface which allows the client to input and manage data via a web-based series of administration pages. That content can be text for their pages and images to go along with the text, or items in their product range with categories, specifications, short and long descriptions, images, etc. In both these cases it can be as simple or as complex as the client requires.

There are little or no ongoing costs unless there is a change in the basic design or an extra capability added.

Dynamic sites – disadvantages

The design of a dynamic site is more fixed than a static one because many of the pages are essentially a template into which data and content is poured to create multiple pages of a similar type. So for instance all your product pages will be essentially the same page layout with different data being displayed. While some customisation cabability can be built in it is usually quite limited, such a selecting from a set of pre-defined options.

Costs are higher initially than for a static site, and additional functionality may also cost more, particularly if it’s something that wasn’t envisaged originally and requires re-writing of the core code or database.

 

Conclusion :

For Small Scale industry/ business / limited operated companies Static website is recommended for their online identity

Medium and those who want to do marketing extensively through online are advised to go for DYNAMIC Website, Suggested CMS is WordPress