Intro to dynamic content

Learn the differences between static and dynamic content, and why the latter powers some of the most popular content types on the web, like blog posts.

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Working with dynamic content can seem intimidating at first, if you're not familiar with database concepts. But this short introduction will change the way you think about building projects and managing content.

Static content

Static content describes normal elements that are created one by one, and we can use classes to style multiple elements at once.

It’s not very practical, though, if you're looking to create a blog, or a design portfolio. Same thing with restaurant menus, news sites, or any other type of site with content that's constantly changing.

In these, and so many other cases, using static content would require the manual duplication and modification of obscene amounts of content.

 

Dynamic content

Dynamic content allows you to add, update, and import content whenever. And every part of your design linked to that data is built out and updated automatically. Just as importantly, you have extremely granular control over creating and tweaking design elements that use this content.