AEM stands for Experience, its the primary differentiating factor that separate it from other products.
Please note that images depicted in this section are from AEM6.
Tags must be used to classify content within CMS. Tags structured in namespaces provide a flexible and extendable layer when designing metadata for assets and content. The OOB components associated with Tags provide simple and effective authoring experience and should be used to drive Authoring Experience where Lists and Arbitrary Structures are required on dialogs. Management of Tags in AEM allows ability for the Business users to extend their content experience without needing to update code.
Scaffolding should be used to streamline authoring experience of particular pages. It should be used to create authoring experiences for creating and updating content. A scaffold is a dialog, that is made up of limited fields that are tailored for that particular authoring experience requirements.
Digital Asset Management
The term Assets in AEM also know as DAM in short refers to the Digital Asset Management capability. Its primary use is to share and distribute assets within an organisation. As DAM is integrated into AEM platform the images from DAM can seamlessly used in the Authoring experience.
Asset Metadata is additional data for the image, it enriches user experience as the information for the image is stored with the image and can be reused by component in places where its appropriate. For example a metadata description field if entered would appear in an Image component to convey additional information to the viewer.
Asset Share is an alternative way of presenting DAM library to consumers. It is best used when delivering DAM access to 3rd Party and External customers.
Blueprints - MSM
The term Blueprint in AEM means a special capability that allows creating a collection of content that can be rolled out to a new location and kept up to date when updates occur.
Blueprint should be used to make automatic copies of content between different non-responsive sites.
Language Copy - MSM
Language copy should be used to manage language translations for each Language Locale.
Experience Manager Dashboard
Project dashboard should be used to tailor the presentation for authors. Each Outport should have a Tile (Project) created that will contain relevant information and links to relevant areas that they frequently use.
Project dashboard should be used to tailor the presentation for authors. Each Outport should have a Tile (Project) created that will contain relevant information.
Projects - Experiences
Links to relevant areas for Content Authors.
Authoring Experience - Page Editor
Desktop and Mobile authoring interface for Pages.
Authoring Experience - Asset Editor
Desktop and Mobile authoring interface for DAM Assets.
Assets - Directory Card
Assets - Image List
Assets - Image Renditions
Assets - Image Editing
Assets - Folder Security
Sample Scaffolding Experience
Create new Content
Access scaffold from Project Dashboard
Fill required content
Click on the “link to” the newly created Page
Review page created with scaffolds
- Click Scaffold edit button on the Sidekick
Update Page content
- Make changes to content and save