Makeswift sites are now powered by Next.js and hosted with Vercel

August 16, 2021

Next.js and Makeswift logos

Over the past few months we've been working on a big release that we're excited to finally unveil. All Makeswift sites are now powered by our brand new Next.js renderer hosted by the Vercel Edge!

So what does this mean for you?

All your Makeswift sites are now powered by the best-in-class Next.js framework and are hosted in Vercel — a platform built by Next.js' team for Next.js websites.

All the wonderful optimizations that Next.js provides, including responsive image optimizations, bundle size optimizations, blazing fast client side routing with pre-fetching, and more, will be enabled by default for your sites in the near future. Look for an update on this soon.

All you have to do is follow these instructions to start getting all these benefits with zero downtime to your site:

  • Update CNAME records from or * variants to There's no need to include your site's subdomain, just
  • Update A records to point to
  • Ensure your snippets will be compatible with client-side routing when it becomes live. You can read about this process here.

If you have any questions about the migration process or need help figuring out how to properly update your snippets, don't hesitate to reach out.