I’ve created 50+ websites for the last few years. I worked both with programming languages and CMS. Both options have pros and cons. Plus, it’s a matter of tastes and skills. Not everyone knows how to code or has time for that.
Still, HTML and JS have some key advantages over CMS. These proses made me pick their side for the last few years. Okay, let’s set aside “the matter of tastes”. There are still some objective strong sides of HTML and JS websites.
In this article, you will find unbiased information about HTML and JS’s strong sides. I will dedicate the main part though to the JS and HTML5 templates. A template is a fast way to make up a website. The developers already wrote clean code website templates. In modern editors, you will just add, edit, and remove content elements.
So, using a template is a fast, stress-free, and easy way to build a website. You can find 15+ HTML5 and JS templates for different purposes in this article. Before, let’s consider a couple of reasons to create HTML or JS website.
- May I be banal first? HTML websites are lightweight. It means that they work and load faster than CMS websites. They use fewer server resources. It’s good for SEO and UX.
- HTML websites don’t have a garbage code. Most of the CMS can add it and slow down the website’s work.
- Neither engine nor modules don’t require updates. In their turn, CMS websites need regular updates.
- It’s possible to hack everything. Still, hacking an HTML website is more difficult than a CMS one.
- HTML websites have a simple backup process. It only includes copying data from the main directory. The same refers to transferring a website to another server.
- The storage of the data is more secure. Content is kept in the page body (file) – not in the separate database. Any problem in a database can stop the work of the entire website.
- The resources are stable because of the static pages they are made of. If there is an error, it will screw up its page only – not the entire website like with CMS.
- Writing and maintaining a website is cost-effective. Usually, even the hosting costs less for an HTML website. A basic cheap plan is often enough.
- The website’s support is simple. Every person, who knows HTML more or less good, can fix an issue if it appears. With CMS, there are certain principles and specific sequences of steps when it comes to an error/editing. Not everyone is competent enough to deal with it.
Yes, there are some cons in creating an HTML website. Still, they refer to cases when you write code from scratch. There is another situation when you use a template. In this case, you fill it with content without dealing with code.
Creating an HTML website
One more thing to point out – HTML and JS aren’t universal. There are some fields of application, where it’s better to use CMS. HTML isn’t the best choice for an online store, social network, or news portal. Realizing the main goal of such websites with HTML is quite complicated. Still, there are HTML eCommerce stores that look and function well. So, I will leave a couple of options for you.
To save time, I usually use HTML templates. In this collection, you can find worthy options for different purposes. Let’s go!