The Future is Headless

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Reiwa Dev
Reiwa Dev

There are many advantages to going headless for you next website redesign from performance through to security, going headless can save a lot of headaches during and post project builds.

The JAM Stack

Short for JavaScript APIs Markup many developers have been embracing technologies like Next, Gatsby, Hugo, Jekyll, Nuxt etc. and leveraging serverless architecture platforms like Netlify and Vercel as a missing component for CI/CD for their projects. The obvious benefit here is that certain costs of a web development project have been reduced which benefits the client who often bear the cost of reseller hosting packages.

Time can also be diverted from server setup and configuration to shipping key features and functionality of the project - a win win! It also means the project isn't confined because of limitations in server software being offered by the hosting company and that third party API's can be easily hooked into the project as and when the need arises.

Benefits of Going Headless

One of the main benefits of going headless using either SPA (Single Page Applications), Server Side Rendering (SSR), and static site generators is performance. Compiling code at build time and create static HTML, CSS and JavaScript; pre-rendering assets to create optimal performance.

Another benefit of going headless and static site generation is scalability, because of pre-rendering and reduced timing for network paints projects can scale much easier than software solutions where you're reliant on the companies' engineering team to make performance updates which are focused on mass user base needs, rather than tailored project needs.

In short, it's an exciting time to be a web developer and use a variety of different libraries and frameworks to advance modern web development and create memorable projects.