Why do you need a dynamic website and how does it help develop your business?

  Arthur002 06:43 26 Apr 2012

With advancements coming over in the field of website design, the functionality and design style of websites gave changed a lot from what they were ten years ago. The options offered by the advanced technologies have led companies and businesses to change their once static websites to dynamic websites. The benefit of having a dynamic web design is that dynamic websites can save them money in the long run as they no longer have the need to rely on their webmaster to make expensive content changes. This is a long term benefit for the business owner. By developing a dynamic site, it is possible to manage the content in the website effectively and thereby make the site more attractive which in turn will attract more customers to the site. It can be said that the number of audience who visits the site is directly proportional to the income of the business.

A large number of people are considering shifting to dynamic websites because the dynamic web designs empower the owners with the ability to upload information on their own, through password protected administrative platforms. You don’t require knowledge in HTML or any other websites design tool or language to update or maintain a dynamic website design. Apart from budget there are several other factors that will determine if you need a static or dynamic site. If you own a small business or you are dealing in products and services that are relatively simple to explain then probably a static website would be sufficient. But if your business comprises a large inventory of products and services, with catalogues showcasing a wide range of products, a dynamic website is just what you need.

  Ansolan 22:44 26 Apr 2012

For reasons unknown someone/something has posted extracts above which are in numerous old article directories and forums, maybe they intend to pop back.

The subject though is still interesting and useful to avoid a few myths:

As mentioned above, small sites are fine with a static approach but all sites shouldn't move away from this without thought.

By "Dynamic Sites", most people mean a database, with the HTML dynamically produced. Common incarnations include Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal. Do not fall for the "no skill needed" rhetoric, these type of sites are harder to manage. To use them well, you will need knowledge of database management and optimisation, URL structure and redirection, more advanced coding skills to make any tweaks. They can also be a security headache, which is not entirely allayed by keeping to latest versions (still a good idea).

The common statement that search engines prefer dynamic sites is incorrect, they are only interested in the content/HTML however produced. In reality, many people damage their rankings by poor use of this type of CMS, incoherent structure, internal duplication, slow page speed etc.

There are a fair number of alternative Content Management Systems available now which avoid much of the above. The simplest use tags to mark editable areas and can easily be combined with a good file manager, or a few offer the combination.

Not trying to put anyone off, if you want to experiment with a dynamic CMS, why not. Just be careful if you rely on your website, many small businesses have wiped themselves out by a change they thought would make life easier.

  rubyrubyruby 02:22 03 May 2012

I don't like reading much on the computer I just barely skimmed it all.

but dynamic sites generally have better SEO (search engine optimization)

spiders which crawl websites like ones which get updated often. if a website is dynamic, it has back end / server side programming as part of it which can enable user generated content. a contact form is good for your business and even something like this makes a site dynamic.

not that being a 'dynamic website' is all about user generated content and seo. just one reason. it more refers to back end programming for certain functionality whereas html / css / javascript is more about design and presentation.

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