Essay on The Difference Between Static and Dynamic Websites

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The Difference Between Static and Dynamic Websites
Can a website be more than just a pretty page?
Extra, Extra read all about it! While millions of people still rely on the good old black and white every day, it is the perfect example of a static media. Once it is printed a newspaper can no longer be changed, its type has been set and one will simply have to wait until the next edition to recieve the quote unquote latest news even if it has broken minutes after the paper has been delivered to your doorstep. Similarly, once a static website has been published it too will not change until the next edition; whenever the webmaster or someone familiar with HTML, or flash edits the content.

A dynamic website on the other hand uses
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They are edited using four broad categories of software: * Text editors, such as Notepad or TextEdit, where content and HTML markup are manipulated directly within the editor program * WYSIWYG offline editors, such as Microsoft FrontPage and Adobe Dreamweaver (previously Macromedia Dreamweaver), with which the site is edited using a GUI interface and the final HTML markup is generated automatically by the editor software * WYSIWYG online editors which create media rich online presentation like web pages, widgets, intro, blogs, and other documents. * Template-based editors, such as Rapidweaver and iWeb, which allow users to quickly create and upload web pages to a web server without detailed HTML knowledge, as they pick a suitable template from a palette and add pictures and text to it in a desktop publishing fashion without direct manipulation of HTML code. * A dynamic website is one that changes or customizes itself frequently and automatically, based on certain criteria. * Dynamic websites can have two types of dynamic activity: Code and Content. Dynamic code is invisible or behind the scenes and dynamic content is visible or fully displayed. * [edit] Dynamic code * The first type is a web page with dynamic code. The code is constructed dynamically on the fly using active programming language instead of plain, static HTML. * A website with dynamic code refers to its construction or

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