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Static is the new dynamic

June 07, 2018

Static is the new dynamic

I’m not sure “Static is the new dynamic (SITND)” will be made into a new TV series and picked up by Netflix, but in the world of websites, the results of a static site can be just as dramatic as an episode of Orange is the New Black.

Ah..static sites. You might remember these from circa 2000 when HTML was all the rage. But then again, so was the hampster dance. Websites have come a long way since then, most noticeably in the form of WordPress, which now powers over 30% of all websites.

WordPress websites are dynamic, which means the information you see on a website, like this very post that you’re reading right this second, is usually queried from the database as the page loads. This call to the database adds on some precious milliseconds to the time it takes the page to load.

Strattic to the rescue

The Strattic engine compresses your site into a static version of itself so that any calls to the database are pre-rendered and therefore your web page can load much faster. The static version of your site will be comprised of simple HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

You can think of it like a Photoshop canvas with many layers that you can “flatten” so people just see the end result, but none of the layers of complexity that was there before.

Strattic also makes your site more secure because the website that the world sees is separated from the Dashboard, so there’s no database to hack and 99.999999% of the attack surface has been removed.