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Development with the Force.com Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud, Third Edition by Jason Ouellette

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Static Resources

Static resources are containers for content used in Visualforce pages that does not change. Examples of unchanging content include images, stylesheets, and JavaScript files. Although any service that allows storage of URL-accessible data can perform a similar role, static resources have the benefit of being tightly integrated with the Visualforce page. Their names are validated when the page is compiled, preventing the creation of a page that refers to an invalid static resource. They are also inaccessible to anonymous public Internet users. Users not authenticated to your Salesforce organization cannot load your static resources unless you explicitly allow it using Force.com Sites.

A static resource can be a single file or a ...

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