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Static HTML

Last Edit: 10/01/17

Static HTML is web site content that doesn't change and stays the same on every page view by a user. For example the web page you are viewing now is static HTML, because you cannot interact with the content, change the content and therefore the content stays the same. The reason it is static is because all the content in the page comes from the HTML code and not an external file such as mysql database, javascript file etc. The opposite of a static HTML page is a Dynamic one.

A 'static' web page is a page which cannot be interacted with by users. This web page, for example, is a prime example of a 'static' web page - as the user can only read the content provided upon it. The opposite of a 'static' web page is a 'dynamic' web page - a prime example of a 'dynamic' web page is a Facebook 'timeline' page: where friends can post comments and add 'likes'. Static web pages are "thought of" as a 'default' Web 1.0 service; whereas 'dynamic' web content is viewed as a Web 2.0 service.