Case Study: Kamikaze Aerial Dance Studio

Website migration to Dato CMS and Next.js

Case Summary:

Client: Kamikaze Aerial Dance Studio

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Turku-based Kamikaze Aerial Dance Studio, in brief KADS, offers pole dance, aerial acrobatics, and traditional acrobatics classes.

  • Scope and challenges

    • Migrate KADS dated Webnode site to a new, faster website based on Dato CMS
    • Build a modern frontend on Next.js
  • Solutions and results

    • Headless architecture implementation
    • Logo and website design
    • 3x faster website speeds

Webnode migration to Dato CMS, Next.js, and Vercel

We worked with KADS from logo and website design to technical execution. In collaboration with KADS, our design team carefully hand-crafted the KADS logo. After designing the logo we worked with KADS to develop a brand guideline and the website layout design. We developed a marketing website with Next.js based on the preliminary design work. After project delivery, we took over the maintenance and support operations for the new website.

We created a Jamstack
website for a dance studio

  • Easy

    Content management

    We used Dato CMS to create an easy content-managing experience for non-technical editors, making the site effortless to manage and update.

  • 2x

    performance increase

    The new website has a nearly perfect performance score on Google's PageSpeed Insights. This is a 2x increase compared to the old site on WordPress.

A next-generation web stack
for a marketing agency

Orchestrating a migration project on an enterprise scale required careful planning and execution. Here's how we did it: 

  • 1. Content Modeling on Dato CMS

    Olifant Digital had a Figma design and a plan for the new pages to be created. Based on the provided design, we modeled the pages and content on Dato CMS.

  • 2. Next.js development

    Once the content was fully modeled on Dato CMS, we started working on developing the Front-end code with Next.js. Having a fully modeled Headless CMS structure creates a foundation for efficient development.

  • 3. Quality assurance

    Once the development phase was completed, we began QA with Olifant Digital and their design team to ensure the site matched all their requirements and ensure the original UI design translated well to technical components.

  • 4. Optimizing for Web Vitals

    After development and quality assurance regarding the UI and usability, we began the final phase for optimizing the site for Google's core web vitals and Real Experience measured with multiple metrics tools.

What our clients say

Ben Arent

Director of DevRel

The Ikius team quickly became an extension of the Teleport Team, and completed two key site launches in record time. They continue to build systems and tools that scale and are force multiplies for our marketing efforts.

Anttoni Aniebonam

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Alex Stoykov

CEO at Olifant Digital

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