ELI5: what exactly is 'static' and non-static pages? how do any of us know what this word means?

what in the world does ‘static’ mean in this context ??

this likely couldnt be shown or explained in a simple way

or maybe it can

if you know how to, then what counts as ‘static’ so we know what git pages supports or doesnt

please see this checklist when solving the questions asked

  1. are you using simple words? (clear)

  2. does everything you say answer or is relevant info to the questions asked?

3. did you get to the point on the first line? (concise)

  1. are you using bullet points so it’s easy for anyone to see? (visually clear)

Hi @solveallproblemsrigh,

I don’t know that I can solve all problems for you right now, but I think I can answer this question for you. :slight_smile:

“Static” in this context is referring to a static website. Generally, there are two different types of websites, static sites which are rendered in the browser from files that remain unchanged on the server and dynamic sites which are powered by a database and server-side scripting to build a website “on the fly”.

Hope this helps!

‘rendered in the browser from files that remain unchanged on the server’

i dont understand, i need to this in ELI5 form

‘a database and server-side scripting to build a website “on the fly”’

i dont understand, i need to this in ELI5 form

im unable to decide currently if the ideal site (mentioend previously) is either one of these 2…

Hi @solveallproblemsrigh,

I’ll help you out to the best of my ability, but you’re not giving me a lot to work with to understand what you do understand vs what you don’t. Are you familiar with creating websites using HTML, CSS, and Javascript?

Thanks!