The Resurgence of Static

Static sites have been around as long as the web, but today’s static sites serve a very different purpose than the unsophisticated HTML and image files that you used to FTP to your web server. Making your site (or portions of your site) static can have a tremendous upside and can guarantee speed, scalability, and security. Combine these benefits with the power of modern JavaScript app frameworks, REST endpoints, and Content-as-a-Service capabilities, and you have a refreshing choice for developers who want full control of their web frameworks and are fighting to minimize every last millisecond of loading time.
The Move From Static to Dynamic
We saw the emergence of dynamic when the constraints of static failed to meet the new demands of the web. They were hard to update and did not allow for dynamic navigation and user interactivity. In order to maintain timely and relevant websites, companies started to store their content in databases and dynamically deliver it to their site visitors. This spurred the growth of content management systems (CMS), which allowed for the managing of content and files that could be dynamically displayed on different pages and areas of a website. A CMS meant that a content editor could update the content of a page or site and their changes would be reflected instantly, without having to use FTP or know HTML. These dynamic publishing platforms unleashed the tidal wave of online publishing that has changed our world and how we consume information.

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