Jamstack Web Development Services

What is Jamstack Development?

According to Jamstack.org, “Jamstack is an architecture designed to make the web faster, more secure, and easier to scale.” Jamstack development uses advanced web technologies and techniques to build websites with performance that was previously only available to tech companies and their enterprise-level clients. A Jamstack web developer builds sites that are faster, safer, and can be continually upgraded with additional features as your business grows.

Jamstack websites are built to scale. A new business might not need a fully integrated web application with a customer portal and payment processing when they start out. You might need only a few pages to share information about the business and a contact form so potential customers can reach out to them easily. With Jamstack, you can start as simple as you need, and add additional functionality as your customer base and the services you offer grow.

Jamstack is an acronym. In web development, a “stack” refers to the group of technologies used to build a website or application. The “Jam” in Jamstack is a reference to three of these technologies: JavaScript, APIs, and Markup.

What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is the language that powers the web. Every site you have ever used that had any interactive functionality was using JavaScript to make it happen. Modern websites are built entirely in JavaScript, which allows for greater speed, functionality, and scalability.

What is an API?

An API lets you request and process data from another program, database, or application. For example, if you are an ecommerce store you might use Shopify’s API to display your products’ data on your website for customers, while being able to manage the data from Shopify itself.

What is Markup?

Markup is code that tells the browser how to make data look when it is shown to users. For example, I can use markup to italicize words, bold them,make the text red, and much more. 

How can a Jamstack developer help me?

Jamstack developers build high-performing, fast, and secure websites that leverage modern web development technology. This adds great value to businesses for a number of reasons:

  • Customers don’t wait long for your website to load. In fact, Google has found that 53% of users leave a web page if it hasn’t loaded in 3 seconds or less, and 80% will never return to your site. You are leaving money on the table if your website is slow.
  • With a Jamstack site, you will be able to easily manage, add, and update content. This means that you or your marketing team will be able to easily make changes, test different copy, and create new blog posts or landing pages.
  • Jamstack websites include industry-leading search engine optimization out of the box. Important aspects such as Title Tags, Sitemaps, and structured data will be built into the site from day one, meaning you can focus your digital marketing on engaging your audience rather than tracking down difficult technical issues that are commonplace with older sites.
  • Jamstack websites are more secure. Since they are not directly linked to a database, they are not vulnerable to several common types of hacking attacks that are commonly used against traditional websites.

Choosing a Jamstack Website Builder

There are several options for building Jamstack websites. The important part is the end result. At Red Rocks Web Development, we prefer to use Gatsby to power the frontend of the website, and to handle content management with a Headless CMS such as WordPress or Shopify. Every business has different needs, and each site is customized and tailored to the needs of the client.

Jamstack Websites by Red Rocks Web Development

At Red Rocks Web Development, we are passionate about bringing high-performing Jamstack websites to the masses. We believe that this incredible breakthrough in web technology should be available to small and medium-sized businesses to give them the best tools to build their presence and attract new customers online. 

Get started today building a Jamstack website to suit your exact needs. Contact us now!

Jamstack Web Development – Red Rocks Web Development