In this post today we provide an overview of headless or decoupled Drupal and look at some of the benefits when compared with the standard Drupal we know.
What is headless Drupal?
Conceptually it's pretty simple - involving 2 changes from standard Drupal
What are the benefits of headless Drupal?
- Future proofs your site
As new technologies and designs come out (whether compatible with standard Drupal or not), only the frontend would need to be re-programmed, whilst the backend with its logic and content management can be left untouched. Furthermore, headless allows developers to implement multiple frontends, achieving responsive design easily ie: the SAME information can be displayed in UNIQUE WAYS on a desktop, widget, mobile or app.
- Speeds up your site
- Improves site security
As content is created through one system and delivered to the user through another, system administrators can easily limit access to various areas of the infrastructure, resulting in improved system security.
- Developer experience
Headless Drupal allows teams with different specializations to work in parallel on different components of an implementation without hindering or delaying the other’s work or compromising the project’s integrity.