There’s a big difference between static and dynamic websites and it’s important to know which one is best for you and your business. There’s advantages and disadvantages to both, but here at Colourmedia we find ourselves working nearly exclusively with dynamic websites because of their incredible flexibility and the huge benefits they have for just about every kind of business.

Static websites are a little bit cheaper to host and cost less up front but soon become outdated and stale as you can’t update them regularly without some extensive web development know-how. Dynamic websites, however, are easily customisable and give a lot of access to the novice user. You can integrate content management systems like WordPress into a dynamic website, or an ecommerce system which will run an online shop for you. You can have news and events pages that you’re able to update yourself and still have it look professional and sophisticated.

A static website can sometimes make it a bit easier to host totally different designs on each page – say if you needed different theming for different projects – but this is definitely achievable with dynamic sites too, and a dynamic site can offer you a whole world of options for customising and updating those projects.

The main problem with static websites is when you need to update them. If all you want is a piece of text changed, it can be frustrating to have to keep coming back to your developer to ask them to do that. It also builds up costs – every time you want something updated it’s a big job and that costs money. Dynamic websites, however, are flexible and allow you to chop and change things on the fly, at minimal disruption to the rest of the site and you’re able to do it very quickly.

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