You may have noticed a shift in the functionality and look and feel of some of the websites you visit. There’s been a quiet evolution that has changed the way websites are designed, developed and managed – it’s called Headless CMS. Headless is when you decouple the front-end and back-end technologies that your website uses. You can still use systems like WordPress or Drupal, but instead of using their code-bloated front-end layer, you can create your own in a variety of different languages. What does this result in? Efficient, secure and scalable web pages and websites. ‘Headless’ offers speed, security and a lot more control over development and implementation.
The problem with many traditional WordPress and Drupal websites is that they rely on the adoption and customization of themes that were developed for other customers and other uses. They might look beautiful on first viewing, but when a business owner starts to get into the details, they realize that they have a significant development task at hand. Simple changes can often be more challenging then they should be.
When considering a headless implementation, you can create an experience that will solve the business need of the organization. Features and functionality are all developed with that singular focus while business leaders get to review, refine and approve the flow without thinking about future compromises because of an issue with a theme.
Going ‘headless’ offers a lot to your project, most notably speed, security and control. Your team can use technologies that they are comfortable with. For example WordPress and Vue or React and Strapi. Going headless means there is a lot of flexibility with your tech stack. And, the resulting websites can be quite compelling.
If you are ready to explore a headless CMS website, give us a shout! We’d love to learn more about your project.