Silbury, a leading German digital integrator focused on sustainable digital solutions, is using Dropsolid Experience Cloud to deliver seamless omnichannel digital experiences to its clients. With their Headless Drupal Blueprint, a model that extends Dropsolid’s DXP, they make it possible to (co)create next-level and future-proof digital experiences.
Silbury Develops Headless Drupal Blueprint
Dropsolid Experience Cloud is a DXP: an integrated and cohesive piece of technology for engaging with multiple audiences across a broad array of digital touchpoints. Meaning organizations use it to build, manage, deploy and continually optimize their contextualized digital experiences across multiple channels, such as websites, portals, and mobile apps.
Dropsolid Experience Cloud, with Site Builder & Layout Builder, allows marketing teams to (co)create and publish professional and powerful websites in the shortest time possible. However, if one wants to use the platform headless, when the front-end is decoupled from the back-end, additional components are needed. E.g. to implement an omnichannel strategy without manually distributing content and analytics across multiple platforms.
With the Headless Drupal Blueprint based on Dropsolid Experience Cloud and the Next.js framework, Silbury has developed a model that extends the DXP. This is all while still retaining all of the platform features headless-enabled while being fully supported by Dropsolid.
Content delivery across any channel
Traditional content management systems not only manage content, but they also handle the ‘assembly’ and delivery of websites to the browser. Delivery via other channels - e.g. mobile apps, in-store systems, or similar - is often not foreseen in these CMS. Delivering the pages also places a greater load on the systems and can lead to noticeable speed losses at peak times.
The Headless Drupal Blueprint consequently separates content management from presentation and formatting, allowing flexible reuse of this content on any conceivable channel. The use of Next.js significantly reduces the computing effort required to deliver the pages, so that even large traffic peaks do not lead to system overload and a slowdown in access times.