Headless Front End Architecture

Headless front end architecture

The Front End Headless architecture At first it may seem like something reserved for an elite of structural architects, however in this article we are going to discuss in detail and in a clear and concise way what it is, as well as its benefits.

What is it?

Basically it is an approach that separates the presentation layer (Front End), what we see, from the business logic and services (Back End). This dichotomy allows both layers to be independent and therefore can be developed and maintained by different teams with different skills and technologies. The Front End Headless architecture is commonly used in ecommerce because it offers a number of technical advantages over traditional architecture. As we adopt the B2B Store team.

Why a headless ecommerce front end architecture?

First, the Front End Headless architecture allows for greater flexibility in the choice of technologies and tools. Instead of being limited to a single programming language and set of specific tools, developers have the opportunity to focus on specific specifications. For example, a Front End team might use React to build the user interface, while the Back End team might use Java to handle the business logic and the database. Logically this provides greater efficiency and quality in the development of the website resulting in a good final outcome.

It also allows you to improve the performance By separating the Front and Back, they can be worked independently. In this way, the Front End focuses, for example, on fast page loading and optimal user experience, while the Back End is redirected to handle large volumes of transactions and data. In addition, the Front End Headless architecture can allow for better scalability. This is really important since it implies that a website can accommodate a greater amount of traffic but without affecting performance, which is key in software engineering processes.

But let's not forget an essential aspect; the personalization of our e-commerce. By entering this type of innovative architecture, it allows customizing each layer in a more elaborate way. For example, the Front would provide different customization solutions for different parts of the web, such as the payment process or the home page, improving the user experience and increasing something critical. such as conversions, which are the sales made in ratio to visits.

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In addition, the Front End Headless architecture offers us an easier integration with other systems and services. By separating the mentioned layers, they work in such a way that they do not interfere with the integration of services between them. Improving developer productivity when creating customized and automated solutions.

Essential is that this particular architecture enables a design approach mobile first. By working in detail a Front that adapts perfectly to different mobile devices and screen sizes. This multiplies the specific user experience and therefore improves conversions on these widely used platforms, even in the B2B world.

Regarding front-end development, the headless architecture has given greater specific weight to a greater dependence on technologies such as JavaScript, React, Vue and Angular since they are capable of building dynamic user interfaces integrated with an API. As if this were not enough, the way in which web applications are developed and delivered has changed, where the specific weight of the aforementioned elements is essential.

Orienteed has proven to be at the forefront of ecommerce architecture and technology, by adopting innovative solutions such as Front End Headless architecture. We are pioneers in the implementation of state-of-the-art technologies that allow us to offer personalized, scalable and efficient solutions for our clients, providing comprehensive solutions that go from design to implementation and maintenance.

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