Taken from this month's (17th July) London Web meet-up (http://londonweb.org) - we were joined by Simon Wood. Based in Kent, Simon is a passionate tech/geek and is currently Head of Technology and Innovation at the Shortbreaks and New Ventures division of Holiday Extras, a travel technology company. Simon is also acting CTO for miDrive an in-house Start Up incubator.
Simon's session description for Static Sites Can be the Solution:
"We build complex dynamic websites as a first port of call but these are slow, have issues with scaling and can be complex to host. I believe we should more often look to static sites first. I will demonstrate why static sites are such a good choice and show you how you can build static sites, using tools like Jekyll and other static site generators. We will cover how they can be hosted on S3 and GitHub pages and talk about how they can be frequently updated with the correct workflow even though they are static. You can have a blog on a static site and still make regular new blog posts and have dynamic content."