“What is the difference between a static and a dynamic web page?”, those who are not well initiated in web terminology often ask this question. They struggle to grasp the concept of how a website is built and how various pages are populated with information.
This very mechanism of filling web pages with information makes a web page static or dynamic. Let's go deeper into it and understand the concept as well as the difference between static and dynamic website (oh well, a website is just a collection of web pages!).
Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) was the first tool with which people had begun to create web pages in olden times. HTML is a language that stylize text, create paragraphs and line breaks etc. But the most important thing that HTML does is link creation. All these links that we see on web pages are created using HTML tags.
As the need for creating interactive web pages grew –the relevant tools were created to make it possible. If you go to an online shopping website and see the product list –there are high chances that you’ll be looking as a dynamic web pages.
For example, on an online shopping website if you select to see only mobile phones available in the store –the database sends information only about mobile phones. The page and its display remains the same, only the information changes as per your request.
I hope this information clarified the difference between a static and a dynamic webpage. Nowadays, blog are very popular. Most blogs are dynamic websites. If you still have any doubt or question about it, please feel free to comment and let me know. By the way, let me ask you a question, what kind of website is TechWelkin? Static or dynamic?