Here at Webberman, we've been hard-coding HTML for over twenty years. We keep up with current changes and implement them in all websites we develop. We are fast at what we do, so in our case, working in raw HTML is probably faster than some others using a CMS solution.
Another misleading article began by stating that it is faster to create a website with a CMS solution rather than hard-coding it. Yes, there may be truth in that. But then they go on to say how Google gives higher ranking for faster websites. Woah! Google doesn't favor websites that were fast to build, it favors websites that LOAD fast! Most CMS websites take longer to load, compared to a well coded html website. Yes, html may take a little longer to develop, but it LOADS faster, and that is what Google is looking for. Does Google care about or even know how long it took to build your website? Of course not, it's only the load time they are concerned about. Considering that a half-second of load time translates to 20% of visitors staying at or leaving your website, this is something you need to be aware of. Not only does Google favor fast-loading websites, but so do your potential customers.
So for tried and true methods, resulting in fast-loading websites, higher rankings, and more customers remaining on your website, consider having Webberman develp a new website for your business.