Authoring Pages authoring-pages

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 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 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.