Clear-cut — until the requests start pouring in. Authors from the company’s regional offices in Canada need to modify the French translation to fit with their dialect. And you’re the only one who can make the changes. The Swedish office has to swap out the image of the red car for a blue one because the first isn’t available for sale in their market. But they don’t have the ability to do it themselves. Edits to content and layout start to pile up.
To keep up with all the changes, you find yourself adding more and more options to your content database so that authors can perform localized changes you never predicted. And with every additional request, you see your days get longer and your evenings shorter. If only you’d thought about how to scale the maintenance of all that content before writing even a single line of code.
It’s a tough situation for any developer. You’re under pressure to deliver content as quickly as possible, but you still have to accommodate content and layout changes down the road.
Instead of turning a single-page application into a nightmare, developers like you have started using modern content management systems to help them make their SPAs more efficient and more valuable.
That’s the power of a hybrid CMS. By combining a traditional CMS with headless delivery such as single page applications, you and your IT team can work closely with marketing authors to deliver interactive experiences like that car configurator a lot faster.
But as a developer with enough languages, frameworks, and systems to juggle, you might have some preconceived notions about working with SPAs and a CMS. Here are five myths that could be preventing you from getting your development projects out the door faster.