A Static Website is the term used for a Website that is developed in a Web editor package and then uploaded to a webserver to be available to use on the web. It a set of static pages linked together that has been created and saved locally on a computer or in a server as a html file. Every time a change is needed the html file needs to be re-open, edited and saved. (Smith 2009)
I researched a bit about Static websites and found out that they are 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 and one copy can be shown to many people. There are also disadvantages that if a website gets too large it is hard to maintain and keep up to date. But as I was researching I discovered that there are programmes that assist in managing a large number of pages, such as WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) html editor. When you use static website, you can sit back and relax without worrying about the database management or code management of the web pages.
Smith, Allen (2009) Dynamic Websites versus Static Websites. Accessed 17/08/09 from http://www.articlemonkeys.com/Art/7495/79/Dynamic-Websites-versus-Static-Websites.html
Wikipedia (2009) Static Web Page, accessed 17/08/09 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Static_web_page