Max Schmitt

Are you Looking for a Next.js Developer?

You've come to the right place! My name is Max, I'm a Senior Fullstack Developer and I've been working with Next.js since shortly after its release.

You can hire me as a Freelance Next.js Developer or continue reading to find out more about Next.js and myself.

Why Choose Next.js for your Project?

Like all technologies, Next.js isn't always the right tool for the job. But it is extremely versatile. Here are some reasons why you might choose Next.js as the foundation for your project.

Reason 1: Next.js is "just" React

Next.js does a good job of not infiltrating your code base too much, so your application or website will stay mostly "just" React.

That means you have access to a huge pool of developers since React is by far the most popular frontend framework according to StackOverflow.

The fact that Next.js is pretty much just React also means that you can leverage the giant ecosystem of npm packages and open source libraries for React.

Reason 2: Next.js is Battle-Tested

Some of the biggest sites on the internet are using Next.js in production. Netflix, TikTok, Twitch, Nike and Uber are just a few of them.

Reason 3: Save Weeks of Development Work

The JavaScript toolchain is notoriously complex these days. Setting up a proper build process from scratch using Webpack can take weeks of expensive development time. Next.js lets you bypass the grunt work of configuring your JS tools which will save you and your team loads of frustration, time and money.

Reason 4: Flexibility

While Next.js supports almost everything you could wish for out of the box (like TypeScript, SASS, CSS-in-JS), the build process can be easily customized to accommodate project-specific needs.

Next.js uses industry standard tools like Webpack and Babel so you can fall back on a huge ecosystem of plugins if necessary.

Reason 5: Great Architecture

Next.js' file system-based routing and encapsulation of system components (_app.js and _document.js) make for a rock-solid base architecture that is easy for any developer to understand. And it scales!

Reason 6: Great Performance out of the Box

A standard React application can start getting slow quickly without a sophisticated build process and implementing advanced concepts like server-side rendering.

Next.js' is ultra-performant out of the box and is only getting faster over time. The Next.js team even collaborates with the React and Google Chrome teams to squeeze out every last bit of performance.

Next.js for Websites

Next.js is a popular choice for building content-heavy websites. Next.js sites can be statically rendered and easily deployed to CDNs. This makes for sites that load super fast and are extremely cheap to host (in many cases even free).

If you have very dynamic data requirements, you can also choose to server-render (all or some of) your pages on-demand.

In all cases, websites based on Next.js have a head start in terms of SEO performance because they load fast and can be viewed without JavaScript.

Content management systems like Sanity offer specialized libraries that are optimized to work well with Next.js.

For those projects that require an extra bit of glamour, Next.js also integrates very well with animation libraries like Framer Motion.

Next.js for Web Applications

No matter if your web application consists mostly of forms and database operations or if you're employing lots of highly customized UI components, Next.js can be a great choice for your web application.

Server-side rendering and static site generation are not only good for SEO but also to improve perceived loading times. And if required, you can also decide to render parts or your entire application only on the client.

Next.js offers a great developer experience so developers can start working on business logic quickly instead of build infrastructure.

Next.js is also ready for PWAs out of the box.

Hire a Freelance Next.js Developer

If you're thinking about using Next.js for a project or would like some work done on a project that is already underway, I'm more than happy to help!

I've been building websites for over 15 years. And for the past decade, I've been completely focused on JavaScript websites and applications, specializing in React/Next.js and Node.js.

Please have a look at my recent work or contact me right away. I look forward to hearing from you!