What are Static Website and when was that first built and why are they back?

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Static Website are those which contain web pages with fixed content. Every page of it is coded in HTML and displays the same information to its each visitor. These sites are the most basic type of website and are the easiest to create. It can be built by simply creating few HTML(Hypertext Markup Language) pages and publishing them to a web server. As it contains fixed code, the content of each page cannot be changed unless it is manually updated by a webmaster.This works well for small websites.

The First Static Sites

In the early years of the web, when HTML was the only language for making websites, all sites were “static,” consisting of a simple hand-off of text and image files between a network server and a program on your computer. Opening a website was essentially just viewing files on someone else’s computer. this was fine when sites were small.

Why are static sites back?

One of the main reason static sites are back because of JavaScript ( It does not need to interpreted by the server)is taking over many of the duties that server-side languages used to provide. Thanks to frameworks like jQuery, Angular, and React, today’s “static” pages can do a lot of very dynamic things (our contact us page, for example, is a static page created using React).

But the main difference between today’s static sites and the original static sites of the 90s is the existence of new static site generators (which I’ll explain below) that perform a translation step similar to server-side software, but that happens before uploading, resulting in static files on the server.

Static site files require no translation processing from the server, so they can be handed over to the web browser on your computer (a.k.a. the client) as-is, which is fast and uncomplicated. 

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