A Content Management system has been receiving a tremendous amount of attention lately. It is primarily because of a large number of variants of devices that have infested the end-user market. When the first content management system was introduced, its primary purpose was to manage and display the content on a device like a computer monitor. Today the content is being viewed on mobiles, tablets, wearable devices and more.
There was always a coupling between the frontend and the backend of a CMS and the frontend was definitely putting restrictions on the backend versatility. This leads to the revolution of Headless CMS that we are witnessing today. It is a complete decoupling of Frontend and backend.
With digitization at peak, we are yet to witness never channels of content reaching to the customers. To make sure these channels do not impact how the content is handled backend, it was vital to disconnect between the two. The users are looking ahead for more engaging and innovative content. So, the presentation layer and CMS layer have been detached using Headless CMS so that with just one instance of CMS backend, the multiple channels of presentation are handled.
Advantages of moving to Headless Content Management System
Headless Content Management brings its advantages to business users, Content owners and developers too. It brings the diverse world of multiple channels closer and offers one centralized system that solely manages content in an optimum manner independent of what is happening at the presentation layer.
Decoupling brings flexibility to the presentation layer as to make it more interactive Angular JS and other frameworks can be used on top of the same headless CMS. It makes the frontend more user-friendly and engaging irrespective of how the content is being managed on the backend. The advantages of decoupling range from using RESTful APIs making content accessible anywhere to bringing the security feature to the data on the CMS side. Even if the developer needs to make changes on the CMS front, no changes would be required on the presentation layer end and vice versa.
Moving to Headless CMS makes the entire system future-proof as the backend CMS will not provide any traction to the front end re-design. The frontend developers can move about freely to build creative interfaces that were earlier restricted due to the backend CMS coupling limitations. It is leading to faster loading frontends.
Why DNN Evoq?
DNN has been serving a robust web content management suite to its users for quite some time now. The CMS has evolved from the coupled to headless CMS with the latest DNN Evoq platform that facilitates the content publishing over multi-channels.
Evoq 9 comes across as a Content-as-a-Service platform (CaaS). Yes, you heard it right; it is a cloud hosting micro-service which couples with any type of presentation layer. It’s a perfect tool for developers and content owners where they just need to focus on the back-end irrespective of where the content will be channelized to.
Evoq does not deliver the content to the presentation layer but offers the content creators plethora of tools to deliver the content at a presentation layer that depends upon CaaS. Its components primarily are stateless APIs, content analytics and content management that deliver content on the DNN’s liquid Content cloud.
The Evoq 9 package includes the presentation layer but in a decoupled manner. A user can pick up from around 100 designs available for the presentation layer. The biggest advantage of Evoq 9 uses the microservices approach that makes it a highly futuristic solution as compared to the existing coupled architecture.
The features of the Headless CMS are available as microservices and can be used by the clients as and when required which is quite close to as how SaaS is being used. Evoq 9 uses the Liquid Content repository and makes it easy for content managers to publish content across multiple channels. Evoq 9 makes it easy for the coupled CMS users to shift to the headless CMS by providing the services on the Cloud. The RESTful APIs can be used to call the content to be published on multiple channels like mobile, web, wearable devices, IoT devices and more.
While Headless CMS brings the advantages of flexibility, speed, and security to the traditional CMS that has been widely adapted, Evoq 9 takes it to a level next as it brings the cloud hosting feature to it. Evoq will make the adoption of headless CMS easy, quick and cost-effective as the content creators will pay as they use the cloud space. Powered by Microsoft Azure, the Liquid Cloud of DNN makes Evoq a powerful Headless CMS that can be used by content creators without the end-users feeling the impact of transition.