Authoring Pages

Last update: 2023-11-06
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The following provide two types of overview to authoring with AEM:


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 lets you 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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