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Real-World Next.js

By : Michele Riva
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Real-World Next.js

By: Michele Riva

Overview of this book

Next.js is a scalable and high-performance React.js framework for modern web development and provides a large set of features, such as hybrid rendering, route prefetching, automatic image optimization, and internationalization, out of the box. If you are looking to create a blog, an e-commerce website, or a simple website, this book will show you how you can use the multipurpose Next.js framework to create an impressive user experience. Starting with the basics of Next.js, the book demonstrates how the framework can help you reach your development goals. You'll realize how versatile Next.js is as you build real-world applications with step-by-step explanations. This Next.js book will guide you in choosing the right rendering methodology for your website, securing it, and deploying it to different providers, all while focusing on performance and developer happiness. By the end of the book, you'll be able to design, build, and deploy modern architectures using Next.js with any headless CMS or data source.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Part 1: Introduction to Next.js
Part 2: Hands-On Next.js
Part 3: Next.js by Example

Chapter 10: Working with SEO and Managing Performance

SEO (short for Search Engine Optimization) and performances are two topics that go hand in hand during the development process as a whole.

Even though there have been multiple enhancements on the Next.js side to improve performances and facilitate SEO best practices, we still need to know where our application could potentially create any problems that would result in poor search engine indexing and a lousy user experience.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics in detail:

  • Choosing the proper rendering method for your application (SSR, SSG, CSR).
  • When an application will typically fail on the performance aspect
  • How to use the Vercel Analytics module
  • Tools that help us to write SEO-friendly web applications

By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to optimize your web application for SEO and performance by learning some of the best practices and tools for dealing with such complex...