Headless CMS Websites

Headless Website development

Cutting-edge websites that deliver for you, your customers, and search engines. Flexible, fast, and secure. Headless gives you the flexibility to design robust and elegant websites without compromising security and speed. We can ensure strong security with the flexibility to design dynamic or static websites using Gatsby, Next.js, or others and with CMS like Sanity, Contentful, Strapi, Prismic, Bloomreach, WordPress, and others.

Benefits of headless websites

  • Fast - without the weight of a monolith CMS, headless websites are incredibly fast, impressing both your users and search engines.
  • Secure - by decoupling the front and the back-ends, it's much more difficult for hackers to access sensitive information.
  • Flexible - without the constraints of a front-end driven by a CMS, you have the flexibility to develop a user-focused website.

Our builds start at £10,000 for simpler sites and rise to over £100,000 for complex builds for central CMS with multiple front-ends, e.g. website and app.

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Why Us For Headless Development?

Multiple Headless CMSs

We are happy to work with most headless CMSs, and you configure them to work efficiently with multiple endpoints. These headless CMSs include Sanity, Strapi, Prisimic, Contentful, Bloomreach, WordPress, and lots more.

Multiple Front-End Technologies

We have a dedicated software team who are experienced working with multiple technologies and therefore comfortable developing with most front-end frameworks such as Gatsby, Next.js, Nuxt.js, Frontity, React, Vue, and many more.

Experience with Complex Integrations

We have experience integrating additional services into complex front-end solutions. Whether it's an integration with your CRM, Google Tag Manager and Analytics, or custom functionality you need on the front-end, we are happy to integrate and develop the solutions you need.

Front-End Interactivity & Transitions

Without the constraints of a traditional CRM, you are free to build whatever you want on the front-end. Whether it's the integration of videos, complex transitions, interactive design elements, or anything else to impress your customers, we are happy to work with you and develop the perfect experience for your clients.

Hosting

Whether it's a complete solution such as WP engine Atlas (for WordPress) or a hosting set up through a solution such as Netlify, we are happy to set up the hosting, so you're ready to launch with the right configuration to ensure stability and great user experience.

Launch & Post Launch Support

Once your site has launched, we'll be there to ensure everything works smoothly for the first couple of months. After that, we offer ongoing maintenance packages to ensure your website is updated and stable, as well as updating it to ensure it constantly evolves.

Headless Website Development Technologies

Headless CMS

Prismic

Contentful

Strapi

Sanity

BloomReach

CoreDNA

GraphCMS

Storyblok

Front-End Technologies

React

React Native

Vue

Next.js

Gatsby.js

Nuxt.js

Electron

Other Technologies

Amplify

Firebase

GraphQL

Webpack

TypeScript

Jest

Docker

Cloud Technologies & Hosting services

GCP

AWS

Azure

DigitalOcean

Heroku

Headless Web Development FAQs

A headless CMS is a type of backend content management system with the content repository (body) separated or decoupled from the presentation layer (front-end). The CMS makes the content accessible through an API.

Traditional CMSs do a great job in most situations, but we live in an omnichannel world, with headless bringing enormous benefits from having a single content repository with multiple front ends. There is also the pressure to achieve a better user experience through fast websites as well as other Google Core Web Vital factors. By decoupling a website, it is much easier to achieve an enhanced user experience in terms of speed and functionality.

There are many headless CMSs available, and it’s worth spending a little bit of time researching the market to determine the most appropriate solution for you. We’ve written an article that looks at some of the best headless solutions available.

A headless CMS can do wonders for your SEO, such as improving page speed and user experience. Depending on your strategy and execution, it can offer better results than traditional (monolith) CMSs. We have written an article looking at the main technical SEO factors for a headless websites and how to approach these with a headless build.

The biggest disadvantage of a headless CMS is the initial cost to adopt this infrastructure since it requires integration and configuration at every stage. It’s also not suitable for non-developers or business owners without experienced developers working for them. Lastly, a headless architecture doesn’t (normally) allow developers to preview content before deployment.

Yes, WordPress can be used as a headless CMS and works with most front-ends such as Next and Frontity. You'll need to use WordPress REST API and WPGraphQL which both make the process simpler. we've written an article on WordPress as a headless CMS, hope it helps.

The term ‘headless’ is derived from the concept of chopping the head, which in this case is your site’s front-end and separating it from the body, which is the backend. In essence, the presentation (display) layer is separated from the body and connected using API.

The most recommended headless CMSs in the market include Contentful, Butter CMS, Contentstack, Kontent.ai, GraphCMS, Strapi, Storyblok, and Sanity, to name a few. We've put together an blog post on the top Headless CMSs to look at.

The front-end of a website is simply what you see displayed on your screen – the graphics, typography, and the arrangement of different visual components. Thus, a front-end framework is a tool or technology used to build a website's visual structure (or front-end). A headless front-end framework, in contrast, is an endpoint, a content repository, or CMS with the front-end detached from the back-end and connected through APIs. There is lots more on headless front-ends on our blog.

It is said that at least one new JavaScript front-end framework is released every month, if not one every week. This means developers have a huge array of frameworks and tools to choose from, but this also means it gets overwhelming very quickly. Fortunately, the number of frameworks and libraries that have matured in terms of developer support, community and tooling is not that vast. We've reviewed some of the best headless front-ends on our blog.

Using a headless CMS platform, users can develop fully custom websites, product catalogues, and eCommerce stores, and display their content on multiple devices and destinations, such as websites, social media platforms, blogs, and apps. Users can also make their systems more agile and scalable due to the abundance of third-party software they can integrate using APIs.

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