What is a Headless CMS?
Headless CMS is an architecture by which the administrative portion of a content management system is removed and hosted in a remote, separated environment. Specifically, the CMS handles content in a clean, content-first methodology. This means that the CMS may not function as an editor for the look or feel of the content but focuses instead on the management of the content itself. Headless CMSs typically make content available via the usage of APIs, which in turn developers can use to populate custom experiences with the provided content.
The Benefits of a Headless Solution
A headless CMS can be deployed in literally minutes. Complex content taxonomies take hours, not days. There is nothing to install, maintain, or worry about updating.
You define your content types, rather than letting the CMS define it for you.
Creativity is Back
API-driven and headless means your site can utilize almost any front-end technology you want. No more cheap, poorly crafted themes.
Headless CMSs feature 24/7 support, expert DevOps, and premium SLAs. No need to worry about uptime—the provider will have it covered.
Unsure of your traffic requirements? A headless CMS scales with your site or application.
How It Works
Cloud CMS platforms offload the heavy lifting of back-end technology.
Utilizing a headless platform, you add, edit, delete, and organize content for distribution to various channels, whether it be apps, websites, OTT Devices or partners.
How We Use It
Our custom web design team will utilize headless cms technology to design and deploy API-driven experiences in a quick and efficient manner. Experience true design creativity—something the CMS industry has been lacking for too long.
What Types of Projects Benefit?
Most organizations have more than a single microsite. Headless CMSs make managing multiple domains and content sets quick and easy.
Informational / Marketing Sites:
A headless CMS makes sense for some marketing-driven or lead generation sites that don't need a more robust integrated CMS approach.
Secure Web Sites:
A headless CMS is separated, completely decoupling your website front-end from the admin. This allows you to secure the CMS via obscurity while hosting the front-end in a safe, secure environment such as Amazon S3.