Best Practices

You are reading the AEM 6.2 version of Best Practices.
This documentation is also available for the following versions:  AEM 6.3  AEM 6.1  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:

File Formats Assets File formats Best Practices Describes best practices around file support within AEM Assets.
Video Encoding Encoding best practices Describes best practice tips around encoding source video files.
Dynamic Imaging Dynamic 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. 

Mulltilingual Assets Translation best practices Describes best practices around translating AEM assets efficiently.

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.


Adaptive forms Best practices for working with adaptive forms Describes best practices for setting up, authoring, and customizing adaptive forms.
HTML5 forms Best practices for designing HTML5 forms Describes best practices for working on layout and design of HTML5 forms.

Any questions?

Have a question about this or any other AEM topic? Ask our Community.
Learn more about AEM topics on our help hub.
Was this helpful?

By submitting your feedback, you accept the Adobe Terms of Use.

Thank you for submitting your feedback.