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Matt Van Dyck2,033 Points
I was wondering how most HTML sites run their blogs. I know that CMS tools have it pretty easy as when you create a post, it updated on the blog homepage, possible on the sites homepage, etc. But when you have a straight HTML document, you have to create a post, and update your blog homepage (moving the other blogs down, and possibly your oldest blog post to a different page). Do most HTML blogs use PHP applications to achieve a blog so they don't have to update all of these things manually?
Kevin Korte28,147 Points
I can't imagine anybody running a straight HTML blog. It would be a nightmare to maintain. You would need/want some sort of server side language and a database to do so. Some sort of language like PHP, Ruby, Python, etc that outputs HTML.
You're just asking for links to break, code to get lost, web errors, etc.