Visual design changes
Most companies and organizations are generally so relieved just to make it through a web development project, that the last thing they want to think about is the next phase or revision of the site. It's easy to overlook the impact that a current development project will have on future work. However, the way that a website is structured, designed, and built, can have an enormous impact on how it will be able to be modified in the future.
One of the primary advantages of a database driven model to website development is the relative ease with which it allows a site to be redesigned. When redesigning the look and feel of a static site with a thousand pages, each of the thousand existing pages must be altered and reformatted to reflect a new design. A database driven approach, by contrast, offers a significant amount of flexibility. A site may have a thousand pages, but use only a few dozen template files. Therefore, to apply a new look and feel to the all of the press releases on the site, only the one template file needs to be altered and the new design will be reflected on every press release page. In this manner, a database approach builds a strong base for a site to grow and change easily over time.