Static Websites are Back

Introduction


Remember, when the Web started, and Websites started to spring up everywhere, all of those websites initially were Static Websites, and what I mean by that is, they were built using
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript 
HTML is where you wrote all the Content, CSS was used to Style the websites and Javascript was sprinkled to achieve a Dynamic functionality.

As the Websites got mature, these simple requirements started becoming complex,  there were multiple pages in a website, with headers and footers. And then there was need of Blog for each website and other Dynamic Content.

Which lead to CMS solutions,  most populate CMS systems are
  • Wordpress
  • Dreamweaver
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • And more...

CMS Pros and Cons

CMS like Wordpress were great solution, which help 
  • building dynamic websites - Change the website yourself
  • support for Blog 
  • Multiple plugins at your disposal, based on what the Client Nedds.

Con's of a CMS based websites is
  • Like it or Not, you got to keep upgrading your server frequently to the latest release
  • Database Backed - Since the data is fetched from the DB Server, the website can become slow if you have a cheap hosting plan 
  • Speed - CMS based websites will always be slower than Static websites, and become more slow if there are attacks
  • Security - CMS based websites like Wordpress are used by millions around the word, so are common targets for hackers and malicious Attacks.
  • Maintenance - CMS based websites need lot of maintenance, as the plugins get upgraded, new releases and others.

Static Website Advantage

With advent of SPA (Single Page Applications), web is under revolution. Where with simple Javascript, HTML and CSS, you can build magical applications, which take the positives of the CMS approach with no negatives.

Also, with the advent of Cloud Based Solutions, there is a growing preference to automate Website management, thus enabling you to spend more time on your Core Business rather than Websites.

Now, you can build Blazing fast yet Simple Websites, and can have only the needed sections to be dynamic, thus not loosing the advantage of CMS.

Advantages of Static Websites
  • Blazing Fast
  • Secure
  • Can handle heavy traffic
  • Cheaper to Host 
  • Easy to move between Hostings

For Blogging needs, there are multiple Solutions like

  • Wordpress.org
  • Blogger
  • Medium.com
  • etc...
We recommend to go with Blogger, reasons are below
  • Super Easy signup
  • Highly customizable (this blog you are reading is on Blogger)
  • Supports HTTPS
  • Can easily be Optimized for SEO
  • You can make money with Google AdNetwork
  • Built In Analytics
  • FREE
  • and much more..

How Wajooba Builds Static Websites

Wajooba Supports multiple easy to integrate Website Widgets, which helps build websites with Dynamic Content, below are some examples of Widgets

Announcement Widget
Helps you to have Dynamic page Sections or pages on your website, thus when you update the Content on the widget, it will reflect on the Website

Events Widget
When you create Events on Wajooba, they will reflect on the Website

Links Widget
When you paste the a link on the widget, the contents of the Link are reflected on your websites.

and many more widgets..

Conclusion
There are multiple ways a Website can be built, and web Admin while considering a Solution has to see how easy it is for him to maintain, if its taking too long or makes you dependent on somebody else to make a quick Update on your website, its certainly is time for a change.

Static Websites, are easy to maintain and Blazing fast, provided you have some dynamic functionality  

Would love to hear from you on what Solutions you are Using and how you like it.

Also, I loved this article on Static Websites check it out




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