Thought Piece | CMS

What you need to know about headless architecture

Author: Liam Springate-Jones
Date: 18/05/23

What you need to know about headless architecture

Headless architecture is the combination of different headless services connected through a set of APIs. It’s the opposite of monolithic or traditional architecture because it takes a decoupled approach to building applications. With decoupling, the front end of the application is separated from the back end, which creates a much more flexible and streamlined experience. Headless architecture can help businesses manage large volumes of content and build more engaging customer experiences.

  • With a headless approach, it’s much easier to integrate your website with other tools and applications.

  • It also improves productivity and supports composable commerce, all the while having a positive impact on website performance.

  • Headless architecture also has a low learning curve because it eliminates code, which means content can be easily controlled on the website, including layouts, images, and SEO.

These are just a few advantages of headless architecture. Businesses that want to evolve faster should take advantage of headless architecture because it represents the future of CMS. We work closely with Contentful, a headless content management system that launches new digital experiences faster and at scale. To find out more, read Contentful’s article on the seven things to know about headless architecture.