New reports are showing an increased use of Static Site Generators and it very well could be on its way to becoming the next big thing. Red Cherry Calgary Web Design is one of the companies that believes in static site generators and to help others understand they way they work, they created an informative press release to benefit other companies.
“They take the content, typically stored in flat files rather than databases, apply it against layouts or templates and generate a structure of purely static HTML files that are ready to be delivered to the users,” according to Digital Journal, which published the Red Cherry release.
The company believes that static site generators can potentially save time and money, due to less necessary maintenance and less server resources.
“They’re reliable, scalable and can handle high volumes of traffic quite well,” according to the report.
“It’s one-stop shopping for everything related to our site. Design, development, maintenance, security updates — even website updates if we don’t have designated in-house marketing capabilities.”
Dynamic websites have been the popular go-to and some might say that it’s all about preference, but if there was a possibility of more efficient websites and work output from the designers as well, couldn’t that easily be the winner?
“When a visitor gets to a website (the kiosk) expecting the latest content (the news), a server-side script (the operators) will query one or multiple databases (news agencies) to get the content, pass the results to a templating engine (the scribble) who will format and arrange everything properly and generate an HTML file (the finished newspaper) for the user to consume,” according to the report.
In comparison, dynamic websites may not necessarily be a bad model, however, it might also be the less efficient use of a designers time.
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