Web Development Experts Weigh the Pros and Cons of a Headless CMS [DesignRush QuickSights]
July 11, 2022
With a CAGR of 22.6%, the headless CMS software market is expected to reach $1,628.6 million by 2027, according to ReportLinker. The increased flexibility is one of the main reasons companies are turning to this type of platform, with 31.4% saying they save time managing content and projects based on Storyblok data.
DesignRush, a B2B marketplace connecting businesses with agencies, leveraged its network of 13,000 agencies to get quick insights — or “QuickSights” — on the pros and cons of a headless CMS.
1) API-FIRST CONTENT MANAGEMENT
PLANEKS CTO Oleh Korkh says the best thing about the headless CMS is that it provides an API. This is a key feature that allows companies to integrate content with different interfaces.
“Headless CMS supports a powerful content editor, many different content blocks, and design features,” Korkh said. “So it’s possible to focus on key functionality instead of building a custom one. I like that it provides an API that we use to integrate content with different web ‘interfaces’ and mobile applications created with Django. »
2) ENHANCED FLEXIBILITY AND SCALABILITY
In the opinion of Ramesh Gosiya, CEO of Krishang Technolab, the headless CMS allows greater flexibility and scalability in the sense that it does not require any coding knowledge.
“A headless CMS allows business users to develop and publish content without the need for coding knowledge,” Gosiya said. “Unlike traditional CMSs, it provides increased flexibility and scalability while allowing marketers to quickly develop content, businesses to operate across a variety of different channels, and IT teams to simplify their IT stacks.”
3) FAST LOADING SPEED
ForeFront Web principal Scott Kasun suggests that the headless CMS performs better than traditional CMS in terms of speed, which is a plus for SEO.
“With Google’s focus on site speed, using a traditional CMS is risky,” Kasun said. “Most traditional CMS platforms suffer from code bloat and have terrible speed scores. In fact, a study by Backlinko shows that WordPress has the worst overall speed performance. With a headless CMS, you get the best of both worlds – the convenience of CMS but with blazing speeds.If SEO is a consideration, headless should be part of your plan.
4) HIGH CONTROL OF IMPLEMENTATION
According to Rich Rudzinski, technical strategist at Tragic Media, the headless CMS allows great control over implementation while ensuring a top-notch management experience.
“My favorite benefit of a headless CMS is that it gives teams maximum implementation control,” Rudzinski said. “Headless CMSs are unassuming and allow teams to configure content, choose the front-end framework, and architect hosting as they see fit, while enabling a top-notch management experience.”
5) PERFECT SOLUTION FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM COMPLEXITY APPLICATIONS
As stated by Svetlana Fesenko, Project Manager at Brocoders, the headless CMS is the best solution for small to medium complex applications that don’t need a lot of customization.
“We used Strapi CMS on several projects: Brocoders website, corporate developer website and a client’s website,” Fesenko said. “Headless CMS is ideal for developing small to medium complexity applications that do not require too much customization (website with blog or landing page with admin panel). It offers fast customizable submission and automatic documentation generation The Strapi CMS plugin system comes in handy if there is an explicit repeat feature that can be repeated from project to project.
6) EXPENSIVE INVESTMENT FOR COMPANIES WITH LIMITED BUDGET
Ace Infoway CTO, Nirav Oza, believes the headless CMS is a huge investment for companies on a budget.
“Of the million most popular sites, 2,584 sites use headless,” Oza said. “So you need to know where to adopt this technology, and not for fun. If you are starting a website or have a limited budget, you can use the traditional ones. Headless will be a huge investment that may not be a wise choice when starting out. Moreover, you become very reliable for the developers, even for small changes.
DesignRush has released July’s list of the best web development companies that help businesses manage their digital content effectively and efficiently.
1. Ineoys – ineoys.com
Expertise: Web design and development, graphic design, brand development, etc.
2. Glivera Team – glivera-team.com
Expertise: web development, responsive web design, SEO, etc.
3. onPoint Studio – onpoint.to
Expertise: web development, web application development, WordPress plugin development, etc.
4. Akshar Group Technologies – akshargrouptechnologies.com
Expertise: Magento development, WordPress development, UI/UX design, etc.
5. KnackForge – knackforge.com
Expertise: web development, app development, cloud computing and infrastructure, and more
6. Action Marketing Co – actionmarketingco.com
Expertise: brand development, content production, web development, etc.
7. PLANEKS – planeks.net
Expertise: IT consulting, web development, software engineering, etc.
8. Krishang Technolab – krishangtechnolab.com
Expertise: e-commerce development, app development, digital marketing, etc.
9. ForeFront Web – forefrontweb.com
Expertise: Web design and development, copywriting, SEO, etc.
10. Tragi Media – tragi.media
Expertise: UI/UX design, content strategy, CMS development, etc.
11. The Net Impact – thenetimpact.com
Expertise: web design, web development, SEO, etc.
12. Edlution – edlution.com.sg
Expertise: Web development, application development, technical consultation, etc.
13. Brocoders – brocoders.com
Expertise: web application development, product development, MVP development, etc.
14. World Web Technology – worldwebtechnology.com
Expertise: e-commerce development, plugin development, application development, etc.
15. SITE IT NOW – siteitnow.com
Expertise: web design, web development, SEO, etc.
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