Static Web Site Design
HTML & CSS is the computer language that your everyday, basic websites are generated in. HTML stands for Hyper Text Mark Up Language which is a form of computer code that your internet browser can read and render / display a website from. When paired with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), a static HTML website is quick and easy to build and can be read or indexed by search engines.
HTML & CSS websites are known as ‘static’ because your website designer / developer builds each page of the site that is hosted online prior to launch. Each page of the website will remain until it’s manually updated using dedicated web development software. Whereas on the contrary, with a Content Management System or CMS each page of the website is generated when it’s opened by the internet browser and the entire website can be edited in place, online.
In the early days of the internet, HTML websites looked basic and lacked a degree of functionality and flare. However, recent HTML updates such as the development of HTML 5 and CSS 3 have given designers greater scope and control over the look and feel of their website projects.
Nowadays a HTML website can feature cool animations and page transitions and remain fully indexable by search engines.
At PixelstoLife we love our old friend the HTML / CSS website and favour it for many 1-5 page projects – ideal for small businesses and / or hobbyist.