Losing Your Head 🗣️
Dan Fries thinks the future of websites is “headless CMS.” He explains what counts as headless and the pros and cons of different headless solutions.
Dan notes WordPress and other platforms “account for more than 60% of all web content platforms,” but their problem “is their relative lack of flexibility” because “the front and back end functionalities are deeply coupled.” 🔗
If you want to take WordPress headless with a React frontend, check out Frontity‘s 1.0 release.
A couple of “features” stand out:
100/100 Lighthouse score: Frontity is optimized to get the maximum score in Lighthouse, including performance, SEO and accessibility. Theme developers start with 100/100 and they just need to maintain it while they add features to their theme.
Perfect accessibility: as part of our mission to make building websites with WordPress and React easier and more accessible, we also want to develop the framework focused on this aspect. Frontity is accessible by default and will provide tools that let the developers know if they break it.