The following documentation focuses on the classic UI. For information about authoring in the modern, touch-enabled UI, see the standard Authoring documentation.
The author environment allows you to perform tasks related to:
Authoring (including page authoring and managing assets)
Administering tasks you need when generating and maintaining the content on your website
Two graphical user interfaces are provided to achieve this, these are accessible through any modern browser:
This is the modern, standard AEM UI.
It is predominantly grey, with a clean, flat interface.
It is designed for use on both touch and desktop devices (optimized for touch). The look and feel is the same on all devices, though viewing and selecting your resources differs slightly (taps versus clicks).
See the standard Authoring documentation for further details on how to author using the touch-based UI. The following documentation focuses on the classic UI.