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Thriving With A Static HTML Website -The Possibilities in 2021

Huff…Finally, we are in the last lap of 2021 and therefore, talking about the New Year becomes mandatory. But, we will talk about the new year in terms of technology and everything web. And, this time we have chosen HTML. Yes, web’s favourite Hypertext Markup Language; the omnipresent language, no matter what way you use to build a website.

A static HTML website? Who goes for such kind of website with better options in the list, including CMS and DIY websites? Do you think the same way? Yes! Then take a break to re-assess as you might be on the wrong path. It is because a static HTML website is not out of the cosmos yet. And it doesn’t seem to be going out any time soon, even when the popularity
of Content Management System (CMS) is on the rise.

So, today we will ponder on the idea – how good is the idea of creating a static website in 2021.

We will try to seek outcomes with just five questions.

1) What are the needs?

In many cases, this question forms the base of the final decision. You can make your mind on having or not having a static HTML website here only and erase the need of answering the remaining questions. However, the task is not a cakewalk. It requires meticulous planning and a detailed analysis of future requirements. At this stage, even a little casual approach can hit you in many ways. With this in mind, it’s time to find the answer to the question.

So, why you require a website in the first place? What’s your business? Are you going for website development because you want to mark your presence in the digital world and let the audience know about you and your products/services? If yes, at which level you want your website to be – in the most basic form with a single page, or you want a multi-page website?
Do you want a simple website now but would require more functionality in coming months? Or you want to launch an online store with user login facility, wish list, etc. Answers to these questions will help you choose the most appropriate website development technique.

If you want a stationary, simple-looking website with content that need not be updated frequently, then the static website (developed using HTML and CSS) would work the best. The size won’t be an issue. Even if you want to add little functionality, the use of JavaScript makes it possible. But if you want an interactive website, a static website won’t be a sensible choice.

2) Love for DIY?

Another important criterion! If you want to handle your website on your own, like it could be anything, including updating text, images, etc., or adding a page, then static website is not for you until you possess coding skills. Because in a static website, there is no use of automated tools. Every aspect of the website is an outcome of the coding done by the web developer. So, you need to contact the developer for making even a minute change; you won’t be able to do that as things are embedded in codes. In other words, a static website is not easily manageable. For that, either you should have coding skills, have an in-house expert to manage the website or will need to rely on the external service provider. And that comes at a
cost.

3) Preferences: Functionality / Security / Speed and Response

If you desire to have a website with higher functionality, changing appearance and interactive features with real-time information, then going with a static website would be a wrong decision. Why so? It is because though with the help of PHP and other advanced languages, you can manage to get the enhanced functionality, but then you will lose on the purpose of static website development. If that’s the requirement, then better would be to go for CMS or dynamic website development. A static website is the best bet when you want a custom-designed, elegant but uncomplicated website with minimal functionalities.

If we see from the security point of view, static website, being independent of third-party plugins, is highly secure and hardly poses any threats like hacking or other security issues.

Plus, the static website loads faster and works great even on the slow servers as it works directly with servers, without the intervention of a database.

4) Budget Allocation

If the aim is to have an online presence in the least expenditure, then a static website is an unbeatable option. However, just check the future needs beforehand. Else, all the amount that you would save in the name of website development cost would vanish and even more for getting the changes incorporated.

5) Upgradation Interval & Content Expertise

You have lesser space to express yourself as you wouldn’t like to code your content again and again as unlike CMS, a static website doesn’t allow you to play with it. You can’t make any changes if you don’t have the needed skill – coding. So, a static website would make sense if your content needs don’t change frequently. For example, you sell faucets. You have described it once, that’s it. It won’t call for frequent content updates.

In short

For whom having a static HTML website is a good idea?

A static website would be an excellent choice for those requiring a simple website to serve the information that doesn’t change often. Going for a static website just to save website development cost, without analysing the needs won’t be of any use.
In that case, custom dynamic website and CMS web development are better options.

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