- Quick and easy to put together, even by someone who doesn't have much experience.
- Ideal for demonstrating how a site will look.
- Cache friendly, one copy can be shown to many people.
- Difficult to maintain when a site gets large.
- Difficult to keep consistent and up to date.
- Offers little visitor personalization (all would have to be client side).
But as there are advantages and disadvantages there will always be a need for static websites. There were the building blocks for my learning when I started and they could be used in the classroom for gathering information on student assignments. There will be a time where wiki's and interactive sites may take over but I believe static websites still play an important role to e.learning. Picture - blog vs static websites C/O Langwitches Blog