I run a software company selling downloadable software. Currently my site is written entirely in HTML, using a text editor. I upload it by FTP.
The chief problem I have identified with this approach is duplication. The following items are duplicated in every page:
- Common links (e.g. the link to my download page is in many different places)
This becomes a maintenance nightmare.
I want some way to resolve this. I want: - Templates - e.g. for the header and footer - Variables - e.g. to reference common links
I want the solution to allow plain HTML coding.
It has to be cheap, say less than $15/£10 a month.
What is the next step after plain HTML?
Edit - I've found that there are different classes of these systems: - Static site generators ( http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=700031 ) - Dynamic server side
I tend to prefer the first, because the simpler hosting keeps my costs low.