In the latest version of the Ingenix Content Management System, we've done a lot of work to improve content editing. Think about how your web pages have changed in the past few years. Many organizations have moved from a rigid layout based on a fixed set of columns and rows, to a freer flowing layout with "trays" of content and functionality.
We knew the CMS editing experience needed to change to support this complexity. So, we redesigned the editing experience to support complex pages and schemas. Additionally, we created multiple editing views, so content creators can work in a view that best suits their layout and publishing requirements.
We've designed three ways you can edit your content using the Ingeniux client:
- In Context editing
- Form Edit View
- Index Edit View
Let's take a look at each of these.
In Context Editing
Often, the best way to edit content is to see the way it looks on your web page and edit it directly in that view. This is called in context editing, and it's something we have offered for a while. It is the most common way for content authors and editors to edit content.
With Ingeniux In Context editing, you can click into any editable area of the page and make changes, and then view those changes in real-time. To edit while viewing a page in context, simply hover over a section of the web page you want to edit. If the section is editable, a new edit bar will appear in the menu, and you can make any changes required.
The device emulator allows you to see how your content will look on a desktop PC, smartphone, tablet, or any specific device profile.
What is unique about Ingeniux CMS is our In-Context view is based on an intelligent or structured content model. It goes beyond basic WYSIWYG editing, to provide a content model designed for content reuse, multi-channel deployment, and support for metadata standards. A new slide-out allows you to see the underlying content model for the page as you make edits, allowing users to understand the content model as well as the content presentation.
Form Edit View
Some content authors and editors prefer to work within the Form edit view. This view shows your content within a form, with each section of the form displaying the current content.
A navigation pane shows the different parts of the content that you can edit and a parallax-like view allows you to easily scroll through the content sections to get to the place you want to edit.
You can close the Site tree to give you more room to edit.
Index Edit View
The third editing view is the Index view. This view is typically used by an experienced editor or administrator. The Index Edit view is a new view for compact editing. With Web pages often becoming longer and more complex, the Index view provides a section-based view of the schema that can you can easily expand and collapse to update content.
The Right Editing Choice for You
Every content author and editor have their preference to how they want to manage content. There is no right or wrong it; it's simply preference. Some like to work within the context of the website to immediately see how their changes affect the appearance of the web page. Others look for a quick and easy way to edit the content without getting caught up in visual appearance.
With Ingeniux CMS 10, the choice is yours to make.
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