If you want to establish a platform online, then for optimal performance, look to a web application built with Next.js. When you have a custom web application built, anything is possible. Think of portals, dashboards and custom links. In this case, Next.js is most likely the solution you are looking for.
With web applications, it is extremely important to know exactly what needs to be realised. What exactly is the question? What goal is behind this question and what is needed to achieve this goal. If these questions are answered, then we can make it concrete with functionalities that need to be included in the web application. In this way, we work towards a plan of action containing objectives, functionalities, sprints and the corresponding investment.
Frontend in Next.js
The frontend of the web applications Mediabirds realises is built with the frontend framework called Next.JS. This front-end framework has been used to develop the biggest applications such as Netflix, TikTok and Nike. These web applications bring many advantages. For instance, everything is completely custom-built and there are no restrictions or costs for third-party software. The end result is an extremely fast web application that is scalable, does exactly what suits your needs and can handle a lot of processing.
Managing a web application
Of course, as the owner, you do want to be able to manage the web application. Think for example about the users, the offer, dates, events or other content. For this, we at Mediabirds use the largest leading Open Source CMS (content management system) called Strapi. Like the frontend, this CMS is fully custom-built. As a result, the possibilities are truly endless. In short, the Strapi CMS is designed to let the web application administrator manage everything as easily as possible.
Next.js & Strapi
The combination between Next.js and Strapi makes for a very fast web application that is hugely scalable and flexible. This is useful for further developments in subsequent phases. Another big advantage of this combination is that the front end (Next.js) and the back end (Strapi) are separate. The front end can communicate with the back end, as it were, to show the right data. This also means that multiple front ends can communicate with the same backend. Should you ever have other platforms besides your web application communicate with your CMS, anything is possible.
Optimised for the search engine
A question we often get with web applications is “How SEO friendly are web applications?”. This question is also justified as this is often a challenge when realising web applications. However, Next.js has absolutely no problems with this. SEO-wise, Next.js applications score extremely well and search engines (e.g. Google) can index the application well. This results in good search engine positions. Of course, the applications are also enormously fast. In terms of site speed and performance, web applications are fine.
Why choose a Next.js X Strapi solution?
Both Next.js and Strapi are forerunners when it comes to (web) applications; many large organisations such as Porsche, Toyota and Nike work with them. Why? Because both the frontend and backend are scalable and can work together perfectly. As a web agency, we also enjoy working with this combination. Simply because developing with Next.js and Strapi is well thought-out and the quality is second to none.