A static website is a common set of several HTML pages that are connected with each other using hyperlinks. From the very beginning of the Internet, all websites were static. Various users visited these standard documents in order to obtain information.
Static and dynamic web development
Static websites contain pages with fixed content. Technically, this is a set of HTML files that look the same for each website visitor. Unlike the development of dynamic websites, the static web page development does not require databases or server programming.
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A static website setup is simple: files are uploaded to an ordinary web server or to some kind of storage. The two main advantages of static websites are security and speed. There is no database, so there is nothing to steal, and there is no need to programmatically generate a page for each request, which speeds up the work.
In order to simplify static web development, many open source tools have been created. For example, Jekyll, Hugo, Hexo, etc. The website content preparation is carried out by editing something like markup files, or through some kind of content management API. After the data is ready for publication, the generator inserts it in the templates and creates a lot of HTML files that are ready for publication.
Advantages of the static web page apps
Enhanced security compared to dynamic websites
Improved end-user performance compared to dynamic websites
It is less dependant on systems like databases or other applications’ servers.
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Stages of web application development from KATASIS:
Business analytics and needs identification
A web application is an integral part of your business and its representation on the Internet. That is why both the content and the form of your apps should be perfect. The main goal for any product is to meet the target audience’s needs. Hence, your web applications should be attractive, interesting and useful. To make such apps, we analyze your business and monitor existing and potential customers in order to create a comprehensive profile of a potential buyer.
2. Prototyping and preliminary design
After determining your target audience, we create prototypes and design of your web application. At this stage, we are preparing several options for our customers and explain why they are suitable for their clients. We work on each element of the prototype and edit the design until the result is approved by the customer.
3. Web app development
We know why it is important for our customers to develop web applications quickly. Time is money, and when you lose time you lose opportunities. That is why we can guarantee that the work will be done on time. Testing of web application is included in the development stage, so the deadlines will be met under any conditions. You can also rely on technical support during the service stage after the product is finished.
4. Internet promotion
Even the highest quality product needs to be presented in the right way. At your request, the SEO department team will draw up a promotion strategy and make a number of necessary adjustments. After 2-3 months, we guarantee impressive results of the comprehensive work. We will create the ideal conditions for the development of your business!
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Static web apps with passive web pages
Web pages of static websites are created with HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). CSS is used to design and format various web page elements, which significantly reduces the size of web pages.
Creating web pages of static websites is a laborious process. Static websites with passive web pages are created manually, using any HTML editor in the computer file system, and then uploaded to the web resource. The user creates new pages or edits the existing ones in the PC editor, then uploads it all again to the web resource.
In general, static websites with passive web pages are used to create small and medium-sized websites with a constant structure and appearance of pages (although each page can have its own design template), which can be placed on any hosting, including free websites that do not support scripts.
Static web applications with interactive web pages
You can insert SWF files into an HTML document. Flash provides interactivity through interactive vector animation for the web. Flash is created using ActionScript.
Development from KATASIS
Today, most of our projects are based on web technologies. The KATASIS development center offers you a full suite of services for the development and support of web applications: from business requirements analysis to user support. Depending on the customer’s wishes, we create web applications, web portals and internal/external networks.