Well... let's first talk about what a traditional CMS is. You may have heard of one called WordPress.
It works well for those who need a website immediately and don't have the skills or money to do it. This might be you right now.
In fact, in 2021, there are over 455 million websites that use WordPress. It powers more than 40% of the web. It works great for a lot of people!
...but it does have its drawbacks.
For non-developers, you run into the choice of purchasing a template that's not unique to your business or hiring a developer to offer the advanced customizations you look for as you start to grow. This can lead to limitations due to the traditional CMS approach of handling both the content & backend, and restricting developers to their theming engine.
You add technical limitations by having a traditional CMS manage everything for you. Traditional CMS' will add bloat to your webpage which will impact your
website's performance. Amazon found that every 100ms of latency cost them 1% in sales. Google found
an extra .5 seconds in search page generation time dropped traffic by 20%.
What's the catch to using Headless CMS?
You'll need development experience (or know someone who does 👋) to get started.
It's also going to take a little longer to get set up than an instanteous site builder. You still have the option to use premade themes but
it's more complicated than Traditional CMS solutions to set up. Think of it this way - you use the Headless CMS to store your content on the cloud.
How you grab that content is up to you.
This is where our React developers come into play.
We offer bespoke web development services, including a branding kit
for new businesses looking to launch or future proof their website. We aim to build long term relationships with you and offer a monthly subscription service for a custom-built website with unlimited edits & revisions.