July 11, 2022
Growing at a CAGR of 22.6%, the headless CMS software market is projected to reach $1,628.6 million by 2027, according to ReportLinker. The enhanced flexibility is one of the major reasons why businesses switch to this type of platform, 31.4% of which have reported time saved in content and project management based on data by Storyblok.
DesignRush, a B2B marketplace connecting businesses with agencies, leveraged its 13,000-agencies-strong network for quick insights – or “QuickSights” – on the pros and cons of a headless CMS.
1) API-FIRST CONTENT MANAGEMENT
PLANEKS CTO Oleh Korkh claims that the best thing about headless CMS is that it provides API. This is a key feature that allows businesses to integrate content with different frontends.
“Headless CMS supports a powerful content editor, a lot of different content blocks, and design features,” said Korkh. “So, it is possible to concentrate on the key features instead of building a custom one. I like that it provides an API we use to integrate content with different “frontends” on the web and mobile apps created with Django.”
2) ENHANCED FLEXIBILITY AND SCALABILITY
In the opinion of Ramesh Gosiya, CEO of Krishang Technolab, the headless CMS allows for higher flexibility and scalability in the sense that it requires no coding knowledge.
“A headless CMS enables business users to develop and publish content without the need for coding knowledge,” said Gosiya. “Unlike traditional CMS, it offers enhanced flexibility and scalability while allowing marketers to develop content quickly, companies to function 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 CMSs in terms of speed, which is a plus for SEO.
“With Google’s focus on site speed, using a traditional CMS is risky,” said Kasun. “Most traditional CMS platforms suffer from code bloat and post terrible speed scores. In fact, a Backlinko study 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 a part of your plan.”
4) HIGH IMPLEMENTATION CONTROL
According to Rich Rudzinski, technical strategist at Tragic Media, the headless CMS allows for great control of implementation while ensuring best-in-class management experience.
“My favorite benefit of a headless CMS is that it provides teams with maximum control of implementation,” said Rudzinski. “Headless CMS are unassuming and allow teams to configure the content, choose the frontend framework, and architect the hosting the way they see fit, while still allowing for a best-in-class management experience.”
5) PERFECT SOLUTION FOR APPS OF SMALL & MEDIUM COMPLEXITY
As stated by Svetlana Fesenko, project manager at Brocoders, the headless CMS is the best solution for small and medium complex apps that don’t need much customization.
“We have used Strapi CMS on several projects: Brocoders website, company developer website, and a client website,” said Fesenko. “Headless CMS fits excellent for the development of applications of small and medium complexity that don’t require too much customization (website with blog or landing page with admin panel). It offers quickly customizable mailing and automatic documentation generation. Strapi CMS plugin system is convenient if there is an explicitly repeating functionality that can be repeated from one project to another.”
6) EXPENSIVE INVESTMENT FOR BUSINESSES WITH A LIMITED BUDGET
Ace Infoway CTO Nirav Oza believes that the headless CMS is a huge investment for businesses with a limited budget.
“Of the top 1 million sites, 2,584 sites are using headless,” said Oza. “So, you need to know where to adopt this technology – not for the sake of it. If you’re 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 smart choice when starting. Also, you become very reliable on developers even for small changes.”
DesignRush released the July 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, and more
2. Glivera team – glivera-team.com
Expertise: Web Development, Responsive Web Design, SEO, and more
3. onPoint Studio – onpoint.to
Expertise: Web Development, Web App Development, WordPress Plugins Development, and more
4. Akshar Group Technologies – akshargrouptechnologies.com
Expertise: Magento Development, WordPress Development, UI/UX Design, and more
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, and more
7. PLANEKS – planeks.net
Expertise: IT Consulting, Web Development, Software Engineering, and more
8. Krishang Technolab – krishangtechnolab.com
Expertise: eCommerce Development, App Development, Digital Marketing, and more
9. ForeFront Web – forefrontweb.com
Expertise: Web Design and Development, Copywriting, SEO, and more
10. Tragic Media – tragic.media
Expertise: UI/UX Design, Content Strategy, CMS Development, and more
11. The Net Impact – thenetimpact.com
Expertise: Web Design, Web Development, SEO, and more
12. Edlution – edlution.com.sg
Expertise: Web Development, App Development, Technical Consultation, and more
13. Brocoders – brocoders.com
Expertise: Web App Development, Product Development, MVP Development, and more
14. World Web Technology – worldwebtechnology.com
Expertise: eCommerce Development, Plugin Development, App Development, and more
15. SITE IT NOW – siteitnow.com
Expertise: Web Design, Web Development, SEO, and more
Brands can explore the top web development companies by location, size, average hourly rate, and portfolio on DesignRush.
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