A static website is the easiest thing to create by any web design and development company. It requires no server-side processing, only client-side. The web pages are stored on the server in the format that is sent to a client web browser. It is primarily coded in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are used to control appearance beyond basic HTML. Images are commonly used to effect the desired appearance, as part of the main content. If audio or video in the website plays automatically or is generally non-interactive they might also be considered “static” content. There’s no use of the back-end. Static website is delivered to a user exactly the way it’s stored. That means nothing on the page will be changed by the user or even the site administrator or the web design and development company who designed it, unless there’s a redesign of the site or the site administrator goes directly into the code to change it. Nothing is stored but the actual pages of the site. There are no users, no comments, no blog posts or interactivity. No programming languages are required to make a static website. Technically JavaScript is a programming language, but it’s not required to make a static website. If a site utilizes JavaScript, but no PHP or any other programming language it’s still considered a static website since JavaScript is a client-side language.

The following are some categories of software used to edit static websites:

  • Text editors like Notepad or TextEdit, where content and HTML markup are manipulated directly within the editor program.
  • Offline editors such as Microsoft FrontPage and Adobe Dreamweaver (previously Macromedia Dreamweaver), with which the site is edited using a GUI and the final HTML markup is generated automatically by the editor software.
  • Online editors like web pages, widgets, intro, blogs, and other documents which create media-rich online presentations.

Static web pages are made of “fixed code” and unless the site developer or web design and development company makes changes, nothing will change on the page. So, if you need to make a site that needs to just get information out there and not be updated regularly, creating a static site would be much simpler and probably effective for you.