Static vs. Dynamic Websites

Brad Hussey
A free video tutorial from Brad Hussey
Marketing Consultant at FreelancingFreedom.com
4.5 instructor rating • 11 courses • 490,360 students

Lecture description

In this lecture, I talk about the difference between Static Websites and Dynamic Websites, which is more valuable, and how this course enables you to add immense value to your clients.

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WordPress Theme Development with Bootstrap

Learn how to confidently develop custom & profitable Responsive WordPress Themes and Websites with no prior experience.

12:02:51 of on-demand video • Updated July 2016

  • Have the skills to start making money on the side, as a casual freelancer, or full time as a work-from-home freelancer
  • Easily create a beautiful HTML & CSS website with Bootstrap (that doesn't look like generic Bootstrap websites!)
  • Convert any static HTML & CSS website into a Custom WordPress Theme
  • Have a thorough understanding of utilizing PHP to create WordPress websites & themes
  • Feel comfortable with the process of turning static websites into dynamic WordPress websites
  • Fully understand how to use Custom Post Types and Advanced Custom Fields in WordPress
  • Allow your clients to update their websites by themselves by creating user accounts
English Hey everybody, welcome back to Boost Your Income with Bootstrap to WordPress. This lecture is called static versus dynamic, which is better Another hint one of them is much more valuable, check it out. [MUSIC] All right, let me tell you the difference between static and dynamic websites. You probably already know the difference, but if not let me clear it up for you. Static websites are basically brochure websites. They're coded in HTML, CSS, they're just hard coded, there's nothing dynamic about them. They're .HTML pages using CSS to style the website. You have hard-coded text it's literally typed in your code editor, saved in an HTML file, thrown up on a website that's static. Static means it is still nothing changes about it, unless you manually change it. Dynamic on the other hand is something that's living, and breathing. The information is pulled from a database that's is updated by a user whether it's yourself, or your client,or a friend, a colleague, team member it's living, and breathing. It can auto update itself depending on the type of programming language you use, and it's a lot more valuable. Static websites, if you deliver that to a client you need to keep updating that yourself, your client can't have the convenience of doing that. Dynamic websites, your client can update those, because it's using a Content Management System that's incredibly valuable. Your client will see way more value in that, and it's better for you because you can charge higher. Also there are certain things that static websites simply can not do, it's impossible. For example Facebook, that's fully dynamic there's no way that there's a team of 1000 developers always updating the website. You can't do that, plus you're the one updating your status, or adding pictures. It's impossible for a developer at Facebook to magically know what you just added, and then quickly create an HTML page. It doesn't work like that that's impossible, that's why its dynamic. So dynamic websites are way more valuable than static websites, so you're gonna wanna know how to do it. All right, now that we've covered why you should be learning Bootstrap, and WordPress. And how using them can significantly increase your efficiency in your business, and increase your income. Let's jump into a totally new section, and start getting into more of the details of developing our website. So the next step is Information Architecture, and why you must start your website with a sketch see there. [MUSIC]