If you are thinking of building a website for your brand, you must have already been researching a bit about it. And no doubt, that’s the reason you bumped into this article. So welcome. Today we are going to take a peep (in a very layman's way) into Website Development with Strapi.
WHAT IS STRAPI?
Strapi is an open source, Node.js based, headless CMS. It saves developers a lot of development time and gives the freedom of using their favorite tools and framework. Strapi is used for Website Development, mobile applications developments, developing e-commerce sites and designing web APIs. It enables content editors to streamline content delivery like text, images, videos, etc across any device. Strapi is simple to learn and easy to use. It is a free to use service. It can be used with React, TezJS, Bue, NextJS, NuxtJS, Angular, Svelte, Sapper & Flutter.
WHY TO USE STRAPI?
The main purpose of using Strapi, the headless CMS, is to achieve flexibility. The headless CMS gives you the flexibility to use any sensible future technology. Basically it enables you to understand that you will be able to make adjustments in the future without the requirement of rewriting the full codebase.
MAIN ADVANTAGES OF USING STRAPI
It can easily manage content on multiple channels. For many years, content was displayed as a web page and that was the only way on the internet. Today, content management has included native mobile apps and other IoT device channels. The number of connected devices is increasing rapidly. So the ability to manage your content for multiple channels is the prime advantage.
Your content can be managed from a single place across the organization. That is a huge feature of using Strapi. It becomes difficult to manage your content when it’s scattered on many different platforms. You need many solutions to publish your content. It becomes messy. But with headless CMS, all your content becomes available in a universal format in a centralized content management system.
You can scale as high and fast as possible. A lightweight headless CMS will allow you to publish as much content as you desire and scale it across many channels very quickly. Along with this, as the back-end and front-end are kept separated, you can upgrade your applications, customize your website or redesign your next campaign without downtime for maintenance. All these come without compromising any performance.
Website Development with Strapi is flexible and limitless. Developers use APIs to connect everything. Designers and UX experts now have the capability to use their full creativity without any constraints. Strapi is highly developer-friendly. It is self-hosted so it is on you to decide where to deploy and host your Strapi project. Strapi provides inbuilt functions to populate, filtering and writing webhooks. It is easy to customize data with Strapi. The Strapi interface is so intuitive you don’t have to think twice to build your content types.