What are your needs? Static Vs Dynamic responsive websites.
There are many static websites on the Internet, you may not be able to tell immediately if it is a static or dynamic website, but the chances are, if the site looks basic and is for a smaller company, and simply delivers information without any bells and whistles, it could be a static website. Static websites can only really be updated by someone with a knowledge of website development. Static websites are the cheapest to develop and host, and many smaller companies still use these to get a web presence..
So, if you have content in place and are not planning to add future pages or changes, then a static responsive website is your best choice.
Advantages of static websites
ºQuick to develop
ºCheap to develop
ºCheap to host (Does not require a MySql database)
Disadvantages of static websites
ºRequires web development expertise to update site, thus you need to hire someone everytime you plan to add, edit or change the layout.
ºConsumers expect a high level of service and dedication from all ......
ºSite not as useful for the user
ºContent can get stagnant
Dynamic sites on the other hand can be more to invest to develop, but the advantages are numerous. At a basic level, a dynamic website can give the website owner the ability to simply update and add new content to the site. For example, news and events could be posted to the site through a simple browser interface. Dynamic features of a site are only limited by imagination. Some examples of dynamic website features could be: content management system, e-commerce system, bulletin / discussion boards, intranet or extranet facilities, ability for clients or users to upload documents, ability for administrators or users to create content or add information to a site (dynamic publishing).
Advantages of dynamic websites
ºMuch easier to update and learn on your own when creating pages, editing, adding additional features and does not require programming knowledge.
ºNew content brings people back to the site and helps in the search engines
ºCan work as a system to allow staff or users to collaborate
Many sites from the last decade are static (non responsive or responsive), but more and more people are realising the advantages of having a dynamic website. Dynamic websites can make the most of your site and either use it as a tool or create a professional, interesting experience for your visitors.