React Website Development

It’s one of the world’s favourite front end frameworks – and your website’s new best friend.

With a React framework, you can rest assured you’ve got the sharpest website tool in the shed

If you’re looking for a website with more – more speed, more engagement, more flexibility, more security — it doesn’t get better than React. Speedy, scalable, and secure, React offers you and your website users the best of all worlds — today, tomorrow, and over the long term.

That’s why we use it, and why you should consider it too.

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The what, why and how of React

What actually is React?

React was first developed by Facebook in 2013. Since then, it’s become one of the most popular front end frameworks in the world.

Here’s what makes it so great. It’s open source, so it can be seen, modified and distributed by anyone. And it’s a JavaScript library — an agglomeration of the best pieces of code for building user-friendly websites. That adds up to one of the most robust and lean frameworks in the industry.

At Distl, we use Gatsby, a combo of the best parts of React, and WordPress, the world’s most popular CMS. So with our React sites, you’ll get a familiar content experience and a website that’s far from ordinary.

The Distl team aren’t just fans and users of React — we’re unabashed and unapologetic evangelists. Because we know what it can do for your organisation’s website.

Check out what we’ve built with React.

Why choose React for your website?

Better user experience

Your website should be built to optimise your audience’s user experience. Enter React. On your React site, pages load in a flash. Whether your users are browsing on their mobile, tablet or desktop device, React removes the lag time. That means a more responsive and engaging user experience — for every visitor, every time.

Improved security

Using React ensures that hackers can’t simultaneously access your WordPress admin area and webpage. And because any WordPress plugins used with React require specially written functionality, you bypass the vulnerabilities inherent in plugin use. This reduces the likelihood of your SEO suffering, or your site breaking or being exposed to hackers.

Better technology

With better technology and more support, React websites use less code and do more. That means more efficiency, less complexity, and a simpler, more robust website. Plus, being leaner means your website will be favoured by the algorithms over at Google.

It’s so good, even itself uses React.

Specialised developers

When you choose React, you get a website made by our specialists. Our React development team understands the demands of today’s internet users — and will build you a fully customised website created specifically to meet those demands.

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How we work with React

We’re a tech-obsessed agency, and we work harder and smarter to be ahead of the web dev curve. We deliver future-embracing solutions by drawing on our extensive knowledge of React and WordPress.

And by working collaboratively with you, we’ll understand your needs and the needs of your website users. Armed with the right tool — React — we’ll make something truly special.

We’re ready when you are.

Custom React websites tailored for a perfect fit

We like to build our websites from the ground up. With a custom site, we can trim the fat off of your code to ensure a leaner, quicker loading, and higher ranking site. It’s the smarter way to enjoy a more powerful website.

We’re fans of React. Our clients are too.

We mean it when we say that React is a game changer, and there’s no need to just take our word for it. Have a read of some of the testimonials we’ve received from clients we’ve provided website solutions for in the past.

Powering over 24% of the internet, WordPress is robust, flexible and open source, meaning you can take your website anywhere. But why would you? As Perth’s WordPress specialists, our designers and developers can help you get the most from our content management system (CMS) of choice.

The power of custom WordPress development

There are loads of free WordPress templates out there. Trouble is, templates are built to be adapted for a wide range of purposes. And that calls for a lot of code. Reams of it. Flabby, unnecessary code. Not good. Google likes lean sites that load quickly.

That’s why we only build custom WordPress websites, created by our web designers and developers right here in Perth (no sneaky outsourcing here). That means you get skinny code with SEO at its core – code that Google will reward with better rankings.

Show me what you can do with WordPress.


“We worked with the Distl team to revitalise our aging website and bring it to life to present our team, business, capabilities and our culture to the market. Working with the creative Distl team from our very technical team produced a great result which we are immensely proud of.”

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Frequently asked questions

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an established content management system (CMS) that powers around 35% of all websites. Developed in 2003, it’s open source, rich in options, and has a robust plugin ecosystem.

What is Gatsby?

Meet Gatsby. Gatsby.Js is a React framework that was released in 2017. Used largely for building static websites, its strengths are security and scalability, search engine optimisation, and high performance user experiences.

Is React right for me?

There are a lot of websites out there. So if you’re after a site with a difference — one with speed, scalability and unrivalled user experience — React is for you. Working with React, our specialist website designers and developers will build you a site that stands out from the crowd.

Get in touch to find out if React is right for you.

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