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Websites: Static and Dynamic

We at Silver Connect make it a mission to provide reliable and affordable website design and development services. Aside from being able to build your online presence from the ground up, we also offer other useful services such as search engine optimization (SEO), graphic design and call center services.

There are numerous benefits of getting a website up for whatever endeavor you might be pursuing—a civic group or a local business, all these organizations can benefit from having a website. The immediate advantages of having an online presence are a wider range of reach, increased connectivity and audience relations, and an economical platform for marketing. Our web development solutions are not only focused on getting you online, but improving your online presence as well.

What is there to consider in a website? There are a handful of factors: website design, mobile-friendliness, responsiveness, and more. For this blog post, we’ll be talking about the two basic types of websites: static and dynamic.

The Good Ol’ Static Website

Of the two, the static type is the simplest. It only involves the use of HTML and CSS in developing the pages, without the scripting that is typically found in dynamic sites. The only form of interactivity you can have with a static website is through hyperlinks—the blue underlined texts that when you click them, they open up a new page.

Cutting-edge and Modern: Dynamic

A dynamic website not only uses HTML and CSS to code, but also uses scripting in order to make your websites more interactive, organized, and centralized. Dynamic websites, an example of which are websites built with the WordPress platform, are very common nowadays thanks to the convenience it provides.

What is scripting?

Scripting is the use of server-side scripting language or web application framework such as PHP, ASP, JavaScript and Rails. Scripting makes websites more interactive, thus making them into “web applications” that include features such as searching, or organizing and managing on the side of the website owner. Essentially scripting makes the pages “share” code with each other. More on this later.

Advantages of Static Websites

Don’t get us wrong—we’re not saying that static websites are out-of-date and that they should be phased out. As simple as they are, they still come in handy nowadays and have benefits of their own.

Static websites are perfect for small projects that contain around 3-8 pages, due to them being easy to create and build. Static websites are also flexible—meaning website designers and developers can create a specific theme for each page in accordance to the content. Furthermore, in our case, if clients have any special requests in the site’s pages, they can be easily incorporated thanks to the ease of static. Generally, static websites are more affordable.

Advantages of Dynamic Websites

Dynamic websites on the other hand, thanks to the added capability with scripting, are more interactive and can make user experience more fun or engaging. Dynamic websites are organized and structured thanks to the code that is “shared” between pages—thus, all additional tweaking or revisions can be done in a centralized, efficient manner.

Dynamic websites also make possible what developers call “content management systems,” an interface which allows the site owner to add and organize data through a web-based series of administration pages. Imagine your own personal control panel for your whole site.

Work with Silver Connect’s web development solutions and, working together, we can figure out what type of site is best for your project. We have experience, reliability and expertise! Call us now through 713-474-1695.

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