This type of website usually displays the same information to all visitors, thus the informationis static. Similar to handing out a printed brochure to customers or clients, a static websitewill generally provide consistent, standard information for an extended period of time.Although the website owner may make updates periodically, it is a manual process to edit thetext, photos and other content and may require basic website design skills and software.In summary, visitors are not able to control what information they receive via a static website,and must instead settle for whatever content the website owner has decided to offer at thattime.They are edited using four broad categories of software:
WYSIWYG Online editors, where the any media rich online presentation likewebsites, widgets, intro, blogs etc. are created on a flash based platform.
Template-based editors, such asRapidweaverand iWeb,which allow users to
quickly create and upload websites to a web server without having to know anythingabout HTML, as they just pick a suitable template from a palette and add picturesand text to it in a DTP-like fashion without ever having to see any HTML code.
 Dynamic website
is one that does not have web pages stored on the server in the same formas the user will view them. Instead, the web page content changes automatically and/orfrequently based on certain criteria. It generally collates information on the hop each time apage is requested.There are two meanings for a dynamic website. The first is that the web page code isconstructed dynamically. The second is that the web page content displayed varies based oncertain criteria. The criteria may be pre-defined rules or may be based on variable user input.A dynamic website is also called aWeb Application,a Data-driven website or an oCRAFT
website because it presents variable information that is tailored to a particular user. It mayaccept a user’s input and respond to the request. For example, a user can enter text into alogin form or keyword search, which prompts the website to fulfill the request and return aunique result. In addition, the user may be able to perform tasks that may alter the websiteitself, such as post a comment or update a user profile. Examples of task-based websitesinclude, online banking, shopping, e-learning,andsocial networking.Furthermore, the
website may be able to make instant decisions on the fly in various situations, such as onlinequiz scoring or credit card processing.This type of website usually displays different information depending on the visitor, thus theinformation is dynamic. Similar to talking to a customer service representative on thetelephone, a dynamic website will provide personalized, real-time information and take theappropriate action intended to serve the customer’s needs immediately. The website usuallyrequires advanced programming and a database, and it often includes admin tools for thewebsite owner to update the website content frequently and easily.In summary, visitors are able to control what information they wish to receive via a dynamicwebsite, instead of settling for only static content that the website owner has decided to offer.