Authoring Pages

You are reading the AEM 6.2 version of Authoring Pages.
This documentation is also available for the following versions:  AEM 6.3  AEM 6.1  AEM 6.0  AEM 5.6.1  AEM 5.6  CQ 5.5  CQ 5.4 

The following provide two types of overview to authoring with AEM:

The following pages go into more detail about authoring content pages for publishing on your website:

Note

This section covers the tasks involved when authoring a content page. There are many additional features closely related to page authoring, these are covered under Site and Page Features.

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 (Touch-optimized UI)
    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 (Touch-optimized UI)
    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.
  • Sidekick (Classic UI)
    A floating "inspector" window that appears on the editable page. From here new components can be dragged onto the page and page-specific actions can be executed.
  • Content Finder (Classic UI)
    On the left side of each authorable page, the content finder provides quick access to a range of assets, including digital assets (such as other images, Flash elements and documents), other pages and paragraphs. These items can be dragged to the page; for example to position assets or create links to other pages.
  • Component Toolbar (Touch-optimized UI)
    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).
  • Context menu (Classic UI)
    Right clicking on most onscreen elements (for example, paragraphs on the page) brings up a context menu with appropriate action options.
  • Responsive Layouting (Touch-Optimized UI)
    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.

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