Basic Static Websites
Simple Small Business Websites
No time to edit your site? Then you may need a basic static website. These simple websites are called “static” to distinguish them from “dynamic” websites that can be edited without coding.
Whilst professional design or affordable website packages are best for most startups and small businesses, not everyone needs the flexibility they offer. Learning to use a Content Management System (CMS) just to get some basic information online can seem like a hassle, too.
So if your business doesn’t change much, and you aren’t relying on search engine traffic, you may prefer a static website.
Static vs Dynamic Websites — Why Choose Static Sites?
Customers and search engines prefer sites that are updated regularly. So editable dynamic sites let you do those updates in-house — if you have the time and inclination. Many small business owners are just too busy for that.
If you’d like me to do the updates for you though, you won’t need a CMS, or training in how to use one. So static websites can be a little cheaper to set up. They also tend to be faster and more secure than dynamic sites, because there’s no complex server-side processing and no logins to protect.
What Can Basic Websites Do?
Static sites tend to be “brochure” websites, as they can’t easily support frequently-changing features like blogs or ecommerce. Even so, if built professionally, they can still adapt to multiple screen sizes (aka “responsive web design”). So they can still present your offers and information effectively.
Even basic websites can support things like buttons, interactive maps and videos. Basic doesn’t have to mean boring. Crucially, they can also support enquiry forms and let visitors download resources like PDFs. So basic sites can be great for gathering leads, too.
The Basic Static Site Package
- Up to 5 pages1
- Basic Hosting (500MB)
- SSL security
- Lead Capture/Contact form
- Mobile-friendly “responsive” design
- Basic SEO features
- Stock images
- Social Media Marketing tools
- Free support & small content edits3
1 Extra pages from £150
2 .com/.org/.co.uk (optional)
3 Up to 30 mins/mo.
Most basic websites have Home, About and Contact pages, plus one page for each of the main products or services on offer. So to keep things simple, I offer a basic package covering up to five pages. If you need more — or fewer — pages, we can adjust that as needed.