What are Static HTML Websites?

Static HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) websites are the original way of building websites.  Web developers would write HTML code into a text editor, upload it to a server and that was a page published!  Using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and JS (Javascript) meant that some nice designs could be created.

This style of website is still quite popular, but has evolved over the years to be easier to use and have a range of more compex functionality that can be added to a static HTML website easier than before.

When we create HTML websites, we primarily use a framework called CodeIgnitor.  This gives us the benefits of a static HTML website, as well as the ease of use of a CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress.

Benefits Of Using a Static HTML Website

  • Very secure.  With limited ways of accessing the server files, makes hacking the site for more difficult that it is for a CMW website.
  • Speed.  Load times of static HTML websites are much faster than those that use a CMS.  Load speed is an important factor for SEO and how Google rates a website.
  • No Updates. HTML sites don’t require ongoing maintenance in the way WordPress sites need constantly updating.

Drawbacks to Using a Static HTML Website

  • Learning curve.  You will need to understand basic code to be able to make simple changes. With no friendly interface, you will need to know basic HTML to make text bold, or center aligned etc.
  • Additional Functionality.  With a CMS website, it is a case of clicking Add to a new peice of functionality.  With a static HTML site, you will need to know how to code, or where to paste code from a developer to create new functionality.
  • Developer Fees. Chances are you will need a developer to help you enhance the website.  These fees are not neccessarily needed with a CMS website as you can do it yourself easily.

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Lightweight, fast and secure, HTML websites with lightweight CSS and JS files often provide the best solution. If you’re interested in hearing more about how we can help you create a new website with HTML, then feel free to talk to us here using our contact form!

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Customer Reviews

Here are some of the reviews our brilliant clients have left for us on Google. Have a read and get in touch with us to start your project.

Based on 40 reviews.
Claire Rushton
Claire Rushton
29/06/2022
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Superb website training provided. Knowledgeable and patient. Would definitely recommend. Many thanks Billy.
Matthew Schofield
Matthew Schofield
30/05/2022
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We had a team training day on Wordpress and associated tools, led by Billy. There was coffee along with great information and feedback during constant back and forth. The value of the time spent far exceeded the actual cost. I would recommend these sessions for fresh perspectives, honing skills and insights. Thanks Billy!
Stephen Ward
Stephen Ward
17/01/2022
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We have really enjoyed and appreciated the support from Billy and Darren at InteractIT. We are getting good value results from Google Ads optimization, excellent WordPress support and training and exciting possibilities with the implementation of AI. Thanks Guys.
Joe Henderson
Joe Henderson
17/01/2022
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The team are great, knowledgeable and professional. They understand that not everyone is SEO/PPC savvy and they work with and support through the learning curve. Billy has been a life saver and helped support me while I build my business. Great team, company and Highly recommended!
Scott Heywood- Bell
Scott Heywood- Bell
27/04/2021
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I can't thank Billy enough. He has been an absolute inspiration from a technical point of view but always goes above and beyond. I would 100% recommend Interact IT.. Thanks Scott
KW Group Ltd
KW Group Ltd
29/03/2021
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Thanks to Billy and the team at Interact IT, working closely together and giving great advise along the way we successfully updated and launched the new improved website - long may this continue into the future. Many thanks, Craig.
Phill Berry
Phill Berry
18/12/2020
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Huge thanks to the team, and especially Billy. Following your advice I have migrated all my customer sites to the recommended host and am receiving an impeccable service. Our current ongoing project with is looking sharp and your input has been invaluable, here's to many more!
Paul Ashworth
Paul Ashworth
10/11/2020
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Excellent zoom call this Morning with Billy discussing our website and looking at ways we can increase our search engine visibility and implementing a google shopping campaign
Katy Whittaker
Katy Whittaker
07/02/2020
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I found the Introduction to Adwords course help and easy to understand, Billy explained things very clearly and was happy to go over any points that need further explanation. I felt the course was also very practical, I could use what I learnt straight away. Thank you!
Sarah Tinsley Counselling
Sarah Tinsley Counselling
06/02/2020
Verified
Really great training event. Friendly, relaxed, knowledgeable trainer. Responsive to the needs of all those in the room. Thanks so much.

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