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Lexy Erresta Pangemanan
Lexy Erresta Pangemanan

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Understanding Hybrid Rendering with Next.js 14


Next.js 14 introduces the concept of Hybrid Rendering, a feature that is redefining the landscape of web development. Hybrid Rendering in Next.js 14 combines the best of both worlds: Static Generation (SG) and Server-Side Rendering (SSR), offering a versatile and efficient approach to building web applications. This article aims to explore the nuances of Hybrid Rendering, its implementation, and the benefits it brings to modern web development.

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What is Hybrid Rendering?

Hybrid Rendering is a methodology in Next.js that allows developers to:

  • Combine Static Generation and Server-Side Rendering: It enables the use of SG for parts of the application that are static and don't change often, while utilizing SSR for more dynamic parts that require real-time data.
  • Selective Rendering Approach: Developers can choose on a page-by-page basis whether to pre-render a page statically at build time or render it on the server per request.

Benefits of Hybrid Rendering in Next.js 14

The introduction of Hybrid Rendering in Next.js 14 offers several key advantages:

  • Optimized Performance: By statically generating pages that don’t change frequently and rendering dynamic content on the server, Hybrid Rendering optimizes the performance of web applications.
  • Improved SEO: Static generation contributes to better SEO as search engines can easily index these pages.
  • Enhanced User Experience: Dynamic rendering allows for personalized content, improving user engagement and experience. Faster page loads reduce bounce rates and increase user retention.

Implementing Hybrid Rendering in Next.js

To implement Hybrid Rendering in a Next.js 14 project, developers should:

  • Understand Page Types: Identify pages that can be statically generated and those that need server-side rendering.
  • Code Snippets and Technical Details: Utilize Next.js functions like getStaticProps for static generation and getServerSideProps for server-side rendering.
  • Practical Tips: Ensure efficient data fetching methods for dynamic content and utilize incremental static regeneration for pages that need periodic updates.

Case Studies and Real-World Applications

Several real-world applications demonstrate the effectiveness of Hybrid Rendering:

  • E-commerce Platforms: Utilizing SG for product listings and SSR for user-specific content like shopping carts.
  • Blogs and Content Sites: Static generation for articles and dynamic rendering for comments or personalized recommendations.
  • Corporate Websites: Static pages for general information and dynamic rendering for customer-specific data or interactive features.


Hybrid Rendering in Next.js 14 significantly impacts the efficiency and flexibility of web application development. It provides developers with the tools to build faster, more SEO-friendly, and user-centric applications, truly embodying the next generation of web development.


For comprehensive guidance and best practices on Hybrid Rendering, refer to the official Next.js documentation. Additional resources include in-depth tutorials and technical articles that further explore real-world implementations and case studies.

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