Posted - March 20 2009 : 12:33:53
| 1) You lose the ability to have any dynamic logic in your static pages.
For example, you can't show the mini-cart on the header, or realtime top-sellers, and you don't know if someone's logged in or not so you can't show the relevant login or logout link etc.
Also it won't pickup changes to the data unless you regenerate the whole lot again (eg prices might get out of date quite quickly, or if you add a new product feature to an existing product it'll be out of date without regenerating)
2) We usually use a combination of both when we work on sites; you can't get rid of dynamic pages completely because people still need to be able to do searches, so you'll always need/have a shopdisplayproducts.asp link/page in use.
You can get the best of both worlds if you want though (static asp pages with nice names, but dynamic content), see:
BYZ117: (generates "static" product/category pages; static names but dynamic contents) -
BYZ110: (generates "static" content pages; static names, but dynamic contents) -
BYZ116: (dynamic pages, but which give you "full" urls for each argument; allows paging links to keep the query etc) -
BYZ146: All of the above, plus feeds and other stuff, in a single bundle, mix+match; install whichever bits you want:
Web Design, Online Marketing and VPASP addons