The following provide two types of overview to authoring with AEM:
- First Steps for Authors - an introduction for new authors
- Quick Guide to Authoring Pages - a quick guide (high-level) to the main actions
This section covers the tasks involved when authoring a content page. There are many additional features closely related to page authoring, covered in other sections of the Authoring Guide .
Quick Overview of Features Used for Authoring Pages
To aid you when authoring pages the author environment provides features such as:
- Drag and drop Components (such as Text, Image) and digital assets (such as images) can be positioned on the page simply by dragging and dropping them in the desired location.
- Editing Once positioned on your page, a component-specific dialog can be opened to enter content and/or configure characteristics of that component (for example, image size).
- In-place Editing Text and Image components can be edited directly on the webpage without opening a dialog box or an explicit save action.
- Component Browser On the left side of an editable page a sliding browser can be opened; from here components can be dragged onto the page and then edited.
- Asset Browser On the left side of an editable page a sliding browser can be opened; from here assets can be dragged onto the page; for example to position assets or create links to other pages.
- Component Toolbar Both a single or a slow double click/tap will reveal the appropriate toolbar (single for the inplace editing toolbar, then slow double for full toolbar).
- Responsive Layout This provides a paragraph system that allows you to position components within a responsive grid.
- Search as you type In certain scenarios (for example, path selection in edit dialogs) searching for content through the AEM interface presents dynamic matches as you type the query.