Custom HTML Sites
Custom websites are designed and built from scratch (vs. being built using a web builder tool or content management system). In the early days of the web, custom websites were the only option. These days, they are more of a rarity. It is faster and cheaper to create websites using tools like WordPress. Any custom sites built today should use HTML 5 and CSS 3, as well as any necessary support script for higher functions.
Business Card Sites
Custom HTML is good for single-page websites serving mainly as on-line business cards
HTML might be the choice for you if you don’t want to manage your site yourself.
HTML is perfect for animated splash or entry pages — but do use these with caution!
If you have specific security needs, a custom site might be your best bet.
Case Study: Arete Collection
Graphic designer, Jim Parker, provided the design for this project. Arete Collection wanted a Flash-like placeholder web page while their full site was being developed. HTML5, CSS, and jquery were used to turn Jim’s design into a responsive web page similar to Flash splash pages of yore.