A Single Page Application, often called an SPA, works more like a mobile app than a typical website. When you use a traditional website, every time you click a link, you're taken to a new page that needs to load. This can take some time.
On the other hand, an SPA behaves as though it's just one big page. When you first visit the site, it loads everything you might need. After that, instead of loading a new page each time you click on something, it simply changes what you see on the screen. It's as if you're reading a magic book that changes its words and pictures on the same page, depending on what you want to know.
This gives the SPA a speed advantage. Because it loaded everything at the beginning, it doesn't need to keep loading new pages. Instead, it can show you new things immediately, making your experience faster and smoother.
The benefits of using a Single Page Application system include:
- Better User Experience: SPA systems reduce the load speed when navigating through pages, providing a better and more fluid experience for the users exploring your website.
- Offline Capabilities: Since the website is loaded at once when you open it, that means that if the Internet connection gets lost after opening the homepage, for example, users can still navigate through your full website without any problems.
Since SEO is a very important part of every website, we needed to address certain SPA system challenges cos of its lack of server-rendered content. We found a solution to this by implementing techniques such as pre-rendering. This technique generates static HTML snapshots of the SPA, which search engines can index, ensuring the best SEO results with very quick page load times.