It’s 2018 and we’re seeing almost every website having a dynamic website design, as compared to the past where static website design was the norm.
Google ranks dynamic, responsive websites better as compared to unresponsive, static websites. It’s more than just a trend to have a dynamic website; user-friendliness is an actual factor which the google crawler uses for ranking.
Static Websites are written in plain HTML and the code is displayed to the user as-is.
Dynamic websites are written using server-sided languages such as PHP, JSP, Coldfusion, etc. In dynamic websites, the content is called in by scripts, which is stored in different files or from a database, depending on the action taken by the user.
Static websites are far more flexible compared to dynamic websites. Each page can be different if required; the designer has the ability to put in different effects that is requested by a client.
When it comes to static websites, changing content is not simple. The designer would have to constantly go back and forth with the code to have content changes. It’s a more tedious process which hinders with adaptability of websites.
Dynamic websites are connected to databases, when a request is called, data & information can easily be pulled easily in a structured, fashioned manner. This makes it more dynamic and the data can be available to the user the way they want it to be.
While it may seem that dynamic websites will be more, well, dynamic than static websites, that’s not the case. You can change pretty much everything about static websites by manipulating the code. For dynamic websites, you get a template you can drag and drop different modules, and create layers, pages, etc.
At the end of the day, you’ll need to decide which kind of website you want to go for, what your budget is, who’s creating your website and your use-case.