Base Website Docs
- What is a component?
The new Base website uses a concept called headless CMS for content management. Basically, the CMS and front end are no longer connected to each other, freeing the developer and designer from constraints the come with traditional platforms like WordPress or Joomla.
Our chosen cms is Dato CMS. We build content models in dato (e.g a groups page) fill in the form and content is then supplied to an API which then goes on to be used by the front end.
A bonus of this system is that our content can be reused anywhere. For example, we may choose to make a native app one day. The app can just use the content from Dato. This saves us money because we only need to manage one piece of content.