Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

Refers to anything that actively changes or evolves. For example, a dynamic web page is constantly changing and being updated from multiple sources of input, such as user comments or page elements that are randomly generated. In comparison, static web pages only update when the webmaster manually makes changes to the site.

A good example of a dynamic website is the Computer Hope homepage, which is a Perl script that pulls information from multiple sources to generate the page shown to the visitor.

Dynamic website, HTML::Mason, Static, Web design terms