Hi there 👋
I'm Nico van Zyl — an Interface Architect & Jamstack Developer.
Your users expect increasingly faster websites that are secure and load near instantaneously.I combine a thoroughly planned out design process with modern technology to deliver bespoke websites that are fast, offer great user experience and improves the publishing experience at scale.
What is Jamstack?
Jamstack is a methodology, created out of a necessity to make the web faster and to support new tools and workflows used in modern web development without the requirement to manage or run web servers.
Why a Jamstack website?
With traditional sites your users have to wait for pages to render with each page request. Why not generate them at deploy time? When it comes to minimizing the time to first byte, nothing beats pre-built sites and pages served over a CDN.
With server-side processes abstracted into microservice & APIs, surface areas for attacks are reduced. You can also leverage the domain expertise of specialist third-party services.
Cheaper and Easier to run
When your deployment amounts to a stack of files that can be served anywhere, scaling is a matter of serving those files in more places. CDNs are perfect for this, and often include scaling in all of their plans.
Improved SEO out of the box
Static sites are rewarded by Search Engines, going static also means your site loads faster which improves SEO furthermore.
Versatile content management
Ever feel like you've been locked into a platform/CMS and can't let your creativity shine? By decoupling the site user interface from the content management system you are free to use any content with any structure you can dream of, even pulling content from 3rd party APIs.
Fast and secure sites & apps delivered by pre-rendering files and serving them directly from a CDN, removing the requirement to manage or run web servers.
Noteworthy Case Studies
Imagemakers moved from various legacy content sources to a single content management system where various departments can easily update or add any new garments and other data and serve it on a showcase website, online store and client portal.
Citrix executed a massive migration in mere months–ahead of schedule–resulting in a 65% cost savings and a significantly better user experience, measured in faster page loads, faster publishing times and improved customer satisfaction.
Cornerstone OnDemand, a talent management company, migrated from an outdated, monolithic CMS architecture to the JAMstack. As a result, page loads are 25% faster and time to market with new web pages and content has improved 30%. As a bonus, the team has also greatly improved its ability to retain and attract new talent.
Let's build something amazing
I love working with startups or established product teams. Whatever it is, I plan & build exceptional interfaces that make business sense.Read More »