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Next.js Development and Consulting Services

Our experts use Next.js with hybrid static (SSG/ISR) and server (SSR) rendering to quickly deliver modern, lightweight, and blazing-fast Jamstack Websites, Apps and Portals. From ideation to UX/UI design to implementationyou can count on XTIVIA to deliver successful outcomes.

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FAST TRACK YOUR NEXT.JS IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT WITH XTIVIA

  • Are you tired of monolithic app architectures and traditional DXP/CMS platforms?
  • Are you looking for agility in delivering top-notch digital experiences to your users and considering a MACH (Microservices based, API-first, Cloud-native SaaS and Headless) architecture?
  • Are you looking for a framework that accelerates your web development team?

Enter Next.js, a flexible React framework that gives you building blocks to create fast web applications

  • Is your web development team new to MACH architecture in general or Next.js in particular?
  • Do you need help choosing the right “tech stack” for your Next.js project?
  • Do you need to outsource your Next.js development project or augment your team with Next.js developers?
  • Do you need Next.js development best practices coaching?

Enter XTIVIA, an expert Next.js development company that has experienced Next.js architects and developers that can help you fast track your Next.js project. 

Next.js Development & Consulting

End-to-end implementations from concept to UX/UI designs, from business objectives to agile project plans, to successful go-live and ongoing releases – we have you covered.
» We help you with your overall Next.js architecture (MACH, composable enterprise) choosing the right tools for deployment, content management, personalization, search, commerce, translations and more.
» We help you choose the right Next.js rendering patternsSSG, SSR, ISR among other key decisions.

Next.js Web Development Managed Services

Ongoing development, maintenance, and operational support of your Next.js implementation, and associated websites and web applications.
» Bucket of hours to use as you need
» Customize our service to fit your specific business needs, be it a minimum of 10 hours a month to 200 or more hours a month

Digital Experience Design

Let our team clearly translate your vision and company branding objectives into a smooth UX/UI with sophisticated front-end designs, delivered on time and within budget. 

» From UX strategy and research to wireframe and visual design, we will help you design the best digital experience for your users. 

Next.js Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why choose Next.js in 2023?

Next.js is a powerful React-based framework that gives you the best developer experience with many of the features you need for production. Some specific benefits of choosing Next.js include:

  • Hybrid static pre-rendering & server rendering support (SSG and SSR)
  • All the benefits of Jamstack websitesfaster performance, more secure, easier to operate, and easier to scale.
  • A fast-growing community with 98k+ stars on GitHub
  • Faster time to market compared to baseline React
  • SEO-friendly thanks to pre-rendering & server rendering
  • Automatic code splitting
  • Built-in routing
  • Built-in image optimization
  • Automatic TypeScript support
  • And more
What are some key features of Next.js?
  • An intuitive page-based routing system (with support for dynamic routes)
  • Pre-rendering, both static generation (SSG) and server-side rendering (SSR) are supported on a per-page basis, and in fact can be combined. 
  • Incremental Static Regeneration (ISR) that allows you to add and update statically pre-rendered pages incrementally after build time.
  • Automatic code splitting for faster page loads
  • Client-side routing with optimized prefetching
  • Built-in CSS and Sass support, and support for any CSS-in-JS library
  • Development environment with Fast Refresh support
  • API routes to build API endpoints with Serverless Functions
  • Built-in Domain & Subdomain Routing and Automatic Language detection.
  • Support for environment variables and preview mode.
  • Fully extendable
Next.js offers multiple rendering options—SSG, SSR or ISR? When should I use which?

Next.js Static Site Generation (SSG) is our preferred rendering approach wherever possible. With SSG, the entire front end is prebuilt into highly optimized static pages and assets during the build process and served from a CDN, reducing the cost, complexity and risk, of dynamic servers as critical infrastructure.

Next.js Server Side Rendering (SSR) is our preferred approach for building dynamic features that cannot be prebuilt. We often use Next.js SSR with NextAuth for developing personalized, secure portals for customers, partners, and employees.

The best part of Next.js is that you can combine SSG with SSR on different pages of your web application or even within the same page. And you can use Client Side Rendering (CSR) with SSG and SSR to make portions of a page dynamic on the client-side.

And if you have a large site, Incremental Static Regeneration (ISR) enables you to use static-generation on a per-page basis, without needing to rebuild the entire site. This can help you scale SSG to LARGE sites with hundreds of thousands of pages. 

What products and frameworks should I consider using on my Next.js development project?

There are many choices to be made when you start a new Next.js development project.

  • Choosing front-end development librariesTailwind CSS, MUI, DaisyUI, React JSON Schema Forms, GSAP, LottieFiles, and various other options.
  • Choosing your API approach—REST vs GraphQL and how you will manage state in Next.js.
  • Choosing your headless content management tool if you need one (consider Contentful), search (consider Algolia), translations (consider Smartling or Translations.com), and other tools that make up your digital experience tech stack.
  • Choosing your Next.js app deployment/hosting provider—Vercel, Netlify, AWS, Azure, or Heroku.
Do I really need to hire a Next.js development company? Why should I partner with XTIVIA for my Next.js development project?

The main reason why companies may need to hire a Next.js development company is that setting up your Next.js project for success involves making a number of key architecture and development methodology decisions and making educated decisions requires Next.js expertise that comes with real world project implementation experience. And making educated decisions involves trade-offs based on your specific needs, your technology landscape, your team size and process preferences, and more.

While it is important to make the right choices, we also strongly believe that it is just as important, if not more, to understand the why behind the what. And this is where XTIVIA excels. We are Thinkers and Doers, and strongly believe in conveying viable options with pros and cons, and the why behind decisions. 

What are my hosting options for Next.js?

Next.js websites and apps can be deployed to any hosting provider that supports Node.js. However, the most popular options in our experience are Vercel (creators of Next.js), Netlify, AWS Amplify, and Azure Static Web Apps. 

FEATURED NEXT.JS CASE STUDIES

We have featured two customer case studies from our portfolio of Next.js-based projects—from stunning Jamstack websites to modern apps and a customer portal.

Novo Insurance—A Next.js Case Study

Check out this brief video walkthrough of the Next.js/Contentful based Novo Insurance website developed by XTIVIA.

Novo Insurance—A Next.js Case Study

Novo Insurance—The Need

Novo Insurance is a new age Insurtech company that is aiming to disrupt the insurance industry, accelerating it into the digital age. Novo Insurance launched in 2022 with a new energetic, edgy brand targeting Generation Now. They were looking for a development partner to implement their vision for a “cool” website and a seamless auto insurance quote-to-bind application. Novo chose XTIVIA after an elaborate RFP process since they wanted a firm that specializes in the Insurance industry as well as modern Jamstack architecture, Next.js, Contentful, Cloud, and APIs from a technology perspective.

Novo Insurance—A Next.js Case Study

The XTIVIA Solution

XTIVIA worked closely with the Novo UX/UI design team to deliver an edgy, trendy website that pushed the envelope in Contentful content modeling and Next.js/Tailwind development, and implemented various animation effects using the GSAP library. 

Additionally, we worked closely with the Novo technology team to build and deliver a state-of-the-art quote-to-bind app for selling auto insurance.

» Integrates with a variety of back-end systems and third-party services via APIs

» Streamlines the process of getting a quote for auto insurance with data pre-fill, adjusting coverages to fit the buyer’s needs, and completing the process of buying the insurance policy

» Leverages dynamic forms and dynamic data binding to fast-track process of rolling out this app for multiple states and possibly multiple insurance products

Novo Insurance—A Next.js Case Study

Technology Highlights

Tech Stack: Next.js, Contentful (Headless CMS), Tailwind CSS, GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP), AWS Amplify, React JSON Schema Forms, REST APIs

Novo Insurance—A Next.js Case Study

“Thank you, XTIVIA team for the successful development and launch of our Novo.us website. The XTIVIA expertise around Contentful along with Next.js and webdev skills was put to the test with our unique design requirements and they came through with flying colors! As we continue to work with you on creating the best online quote to bind experience in the industry, your insurance domain expertise has certainly built confidence in our technical and marketing teams. I look forward to the next milestone.”

Robert Skinner, VP Product Marketing, Novo Insurance

FRI—A Next.js/Contentful Case Study

FRI—The Need

Fractionation Research, Inc. (FRI) is a non-profit research consortium supported by memberships which include many of the largest petroleum, chemical, and engineering companies in the world. It was founded in the 1950’s to engage in research that was too expensive for any one company.

FRI had started down the journey of implementing a new website and customer portal with another web development firm, but was facing a never-ending project that had gone on for 2+ years and had significant issues. FRI selected XTIVIA to rescue the project for its expertise in Contentful, Next.js, and API-driven web development.

FRI—A Next.js/Contentful Case Study

The XTIVIA Solution

XTIVIA came in and performed a 2-week assessment and planning engagement to address key architectural and development issues, and delivered a plan for implementation success with a modern, microservices-based Jamstack architecture. Once FRI approved the implementation phase, we had a development team work closely with the FRI stakeholders and content team to develop features using an agile methodology, incrementally delivering features—marketing pages with content managed in Contentful, member security, video and event purchase, projects, reports, training, calendar of events, and more. And the new Next.js based website and member knowledge base portal were successfully launched within four months.

FRI—A Next.js/Contentful Case Study

Technology Highlights

Tech Stack: Next.js (SSG and SSR), Contentful (Headless CMS), Fauna database, Netlify (Build, CDN, Forms), Mailchimp, Stripe, Vimeo.

FRI—A Next.js/Contentful Case Study

 

“FRI came to XTIVIA after struggling and failing to develop our website in 2 ½ years. Every XTIVIA team member from sales to delivery, has been a pleasure to work with. With their vast knowledge base in Contentful, Next.js, Netlify and web development in general, they were able to develop a plan and get our approval in a month, and finish development and launch in under four months. We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with XTIVIA through their managed services. FRI highly recommends starting your website project with XTIVIA.”

Jeanifer Randall, Corporate Administration Director at Fractionation Research, Inc.

Our Next.js & Web Development Expertise

We not only have expertise in Next.js but also a number of related areas such as marketing, digital experience design, web and mobile app development, content management, DevOps, Cloud, Integration, Workflows, and more!

UX/UI Design

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SEO/CRO

Architecture

App Development

Content Management

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Integration

Workflows

DevOps

Our Next.js projects typically leverage some of these other tools as well; we can guide you on the pros and cons of using these versus other alternatives, and we can also adapt to your preferred tools.

No obligation, no pressure. We're easy to talk with and you might be surprised at how much you can learn about your web development project by speaking with our Next.js experts.

XTIVIA, YOUR NEXT.JS DEVELOPMENT PARTNER

With more than 25 years of award-winning experience in architecting, designing, developing and maintaining web applications, along with the best practices that we’ve refined over the years, XTIVIA is your one-stop source for superior application results.

We are strong believers in continual improvement, and are constantly evaluating the latest tools and trends to provide you with the best possible long-term solutions. Over the years, we (and the larger web development community) have embraced React as the preferred JavaScript development library, and more recently, have adopted Next.js as our preferred framework that builds on the advantages of React, and further accelerates and improves front-end development.

Frontend Development

Front-end development choices can easily paralyze you. We help you pick the right tools from Tailwind CSS, MUI, DaisyUI, React JSON Schema Forms, GSAP, LottieFiles, and various other options. And stitch these together into a coherent front-end tech stack.

Next.js Static Websites

Next.js Static Site Generation (SSG) is our preferred rendering approach wherever possible. With SSG, the entire front end is prebuilt into highly optimized static pages and assets during the build process and served from a CDN, reducing the cost, complexity and risk, of dynamic servers as critical infrastructure.

Next.js Dynamic Websites

Next.js Server Side Rendering (SSR) is our preferred approach for building dynamic features that cannot be prebuilt. We often use Next.js SSR with NextAuth for developing personalized, secure portals for customers, partners, and employees.

Hybrid Next.js Websites

The best part of Next.js is that you can combine SSG with SSR on different pages of your web application or even within the same page. And you can use Client Side Rendering (CSR) with SSG and SSR. And if you have a large site, Incremental Static Regeneration (ISR) enables you to use static-generation on a per-page basis, without needing to rebuild the entire site. 

Strategic Advice

Strategic advice beyond the framework of a single project; we bring our library of best practices and reusable patterns to fast track your Next.js project. As examples, we advise you on the best Next.js hosting option for your situation or the right API approach—REST vs GraphQL or the right state management approach. 

Deep Technical Expertise

Next.js projects need many related skills. The XTIVIA team brings deep and broad technical expertise not just in Next.js and web development but also related technologies—APIs, Integration, Cloud, DevOps, Content Management, and Data. And top that off with our UX/UI design expertise.

If you can imagine the business outcome, XTIVIA can create it with technology.

XTIVIA is a truly amazing vendor partner. Their collaboration and insightfulness on our projects have all led to successful deliveries that we wouldn’t have made without them. I have given them several tough deadlines, and they have delivered on time and on budget with a superior quality product.

Todd Hamilton

Department Manager, Application Development, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Let's Talk Today!

No obligation, no pressure. We're easy to talk with and you might be surprised at how much you can learn about your project by speaking with our experts.

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