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What is dynamic and static content on a website?

By TM Maria

We teach you these basic concepts so you can make your website a more interesting place for your visitors

Currently, there are many sites on the Internet and each in addition to having a different web design, they have several types of content and you may not be able to tell immediately if it is a website with static or dynamic content. Today we will talk about this topic, you will know what is a dynamic content and static content, its differences, advantages, and disadvantages. In this way, you will determine what type of content you should develop on your website.

What is the static content?

A static content is that text that remains permanently in a web page, which can only be updated by the developer or web administrator. Usually, the static content is placed to define the tabs of a menu bar, it is useful to define the purpose, mission, and vision of a personal or business website since they are subjects that will not change very frequently. This type of content should always be easy to find for the person who visits the website.

Advantages of static web pages

  • Web design and/or development is faster.
  • Design costs are lower than those of a page with dynamic content.
  • Hosting the page can be more economical.

Disadvantages of static web pages

  • Requires knowledge of web development to update the content of the site.
  • The user's interest in the site is quickly lost since its content over time is not useful.

What is a dynamic content?

Dynamic content is one that is constantly changing, as is the case of a newspaper portal, dynamic content is news. In this case, the body contains the titles of the most relevant events of the day with a brief review and a link to another page where the news is detailed. This type of content may be more expensive to develop initially but has a greater number of advantages.

The biggest advantage of a website with dynamic content is that with knowledge, the owner of the site can update and add new content to the site. For example, news and events can be published on the site through the control panel of the content management system (CMS) used for the site.

On the other hand, the dynamic content of a site is limited only by the imagination. Some examples of them could be electronic commerce system, bulletin boards or discussion forums, intranet or extranet, options for customers or users to upload documents, allow other administrators or users to create content or add information to the site, among other things, as we said before, the limit is the imagination.

Advantages of dynamic websites

  • The website is much more functional than a page.
  • Easy to update.
  • Constant updates attract people to the site and help search engines.
  • It can work as a system to allow staff or users to collaborate.

Disadvantages of dynamic websites

  • The design and/or development of the website takes time and is more expensive.
  • The web hosting service costs a little more.

Summary

Currently, there are still many websites with static content, but every day people are realizing the advantages of a website with dynamic content. Dynamic web pages can be exploited to the maximum by both owners and users and in turn are more interesting for visitors.

This article aims to address some of the questions that website owners face. If you want to comment on this article or have any questions, please leave your comment or contact us through our networks.

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