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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:

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.

Assets assets

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

Sites sites

Managing and authoring your website content has some best practices outlined as follows:

Authoring Tools
Author environment and tools
Provides an overview of the tools used to author pages.
Organizing Pages
Creating and Organizing Pages
Provides an overview on how to best organize your pages including naming conventions.

Forms forms

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.