Once you have decided the niche and the kind of blog you are going to build, its time to look at the technical things. When we say technical, there are a few things that are important. Let me take you through all of them one by one.
This refers to the availability of the features required to solve the intended purpose.
Example: If you want to sell something online, you will need a software that has the features required to create a store. A script or software that lacks these features is of no use to you.
This refers to the ability of the software to scale in the long term when required.
Example: You start with a blog but after 3 years of operations, you plan to start an online store on the same website. The software or script should have a scope to let you start an online store as and when you wish with minimum additional effort.
This refers to the ability of the software to withstand the tests of time and technology.
Example: You create a website with a lot of HTML and CSS rings and bells. A few months after the website is up and running, the browsers stop supporting a few specific commands that you used in the code. This will break the cosmetics or functionality of your website making it vulnerable.
Ease of Use
This refers to the user-friendliness of the script or the software.
Example: A user does not have to click through 10 pages to perform a single operation.
This refers to the degree and expertise of knowledge required to operate and debug a software.
Example: You start an online application that runs on JAVA. It breaks down or runs into a complex error and since you do not have JAVA knowledge, you have to wait for someone to look into the matter. You lose business and authority.
Support and Update
This refers to the quality of support and frequency of updates that the software or script receives from the official developers.
Example: You employ a script and someone discovers a bug in the script which can help hackers access your customer’s card details easily. The bug is reported to the software owner but the owner takes 6 months to come out with a solution. 6 months is a big time for an update of such importance. Therefore, you need a software that has an active community of developers.
Now, let’s compare WordPress and HTML on these parameters.
|Usability||Over the years, WordPress has grown into an all-rounder solution and can be used to create even the most complex websites.||HTML is as usable as it can get. It allows you to achieve anything you can think of online. However, creating complex websites can be a hassle if you are not an expert.|
|Scalability||WordPress has the required features built right into its core which allows the owner to scale it to greater heights with minimum effort.||HTML in itself is highly scalable; but whether or not the application is scalable, depends on the developer.|
|Durability||WordPress is durable. It has stood the pressure and tests of time. People love it.||HTML has evolved to a level that is amazing. Developers admire it because of its simplicity and durability.|
|Ease of Use||WordPress provides a dashboard to manage everything. The GUI is amazing and easy to understand.||HTML can be hard for beginners. In fact, updating and scaling HTML websites can be a task.|
|Expertise Required||You do not need to be an expert in WordPress to deploy and use it. A lot of tutorials, plugins and videos make using WordPress fun.||You need to be an expert to maintain a HTML website. Every single change can impact the code in different ways. Unless you are an expert, analyzing the impact fully is almost impossible.|
|Support and Update||WordPress has a highly active community and the solutions to the most common problems are easily available. The updates are rolled out very frequently and bugs are fixed almost every other day.||If you are creating a HTML blog/website on your own, you will have to maintain, update and support your project on your own. Professional support can be slow and costly.|