Best Practices

You are reading the AEM 6.1 version of Best Practices.
This documentation is also available for the following versions:  AEM 6.2  AEM 6.0 

Authoring best practices describe how to use AEM in the most efficient and most effective way possible. This growing list of topics includes a variety of areas in AEM.

The following areas have documentation available concerning best practices: 

  • Assets/Dynamic Media
  • WCM Author
For best practices on administering, deploying and maintaining, or developing, see one of the following:
Specific documents are described and linked to in the tables that follow.


Best practices around Assets, including the dynamic media capability and Scene 7 integration, are described in the following topics:

Video Encoding Encoding best practices This document describes best practice tips around encoding source video files.
Imaging Imaging best practices

Describes how to sharpen an image for best results and the best way to optimize the quality of your images if you're using the Dynamic Media functionality or are integrating with Scene7. 

WCM Authoring

Web content management authoring and administration has some best practices outlined as follows:

Touch-optimized UI and Classic UI authoring Author environment and tools Provides an overview on how to author using the touch-optimized UI versus classic UI.
Organizing Pages Creating and Organizing Pages Provides an overview on how to best organize your pages including naming conventions.