This blog is where we will post news and information on the project of recreating the User Interface for eZ Publish 5 & 6.
Saturday 19 July 2014 01:47
In a previous blog post, I started to introduce a concept of an adaptive content repository that would be “context aware”. The purpose is to explore future features of the eZ Platform. In this post, I’ll focus on one way to apply this context to the content repository. We think it could be useful to content marketers and could enable smart content strategy. If you are lazy and don't want to read, jump to the end of the post, there is a slideshow showing the suggested feature.
Wednesday 11 June 2014 01:27
Since the early days, eZ Publish has been implementing some key ingredients of what it takes to build efficient content strategies. Talk with UX experts, content strategists and other information architects, they will often tell you about the war between chunks and bytes, about the importance of separating presentation from content, about how valuable it can be to model your content to your own needs and business and about other benefits from very adaptive and flexible content repositories. That is all true.
Saturday 13 April 2013 01:00
We've not been posting lately but it doesn't mean we haven't make progress. We have!
I have in the pipeline three stories to share - coming soon. We also started working on visual design and I hope to share more soon as well.
For now I would like to bring some more information on the way we manage sub-items in the Offsite User Interface (OUI) as this is one of the topics that raised quite some questions and comments.
Tuesday 19 March 2013 10:52
Hi all, this is 4th blog post we would like to share regarding the process of redefining the user interface for the eZ Publish Platform.
On this one, we will keep looking at a pure "wcm" feature of eZ Publish: the front page editing capability. This was already slightly touched by the previous story. Now we will look at this in more details, looking at how it can be used to manage complex front pages.
Saturday 16 March 2013 07:41
Time for the third story of our initial UX concept for eZ Publish next User Interface. Read on!
It is about landing page and building forms.
Friday 15 March 2013 01:53
Here is the second of the six user stories that we use to craft the next eZ Publish Editorial User Interface! It is about Search and Creating containers such as image galleries. We still have much more to share so stay tuned, and as always, please bring any feedback in the Comment section.
Note: we will soon activate rss on this blog to make it easier to follow (oops...) and each new post here we will also post on twitter using the #eznextui hashtag! Feel free to use it as well.
Sunday 24 February 2013 06:08
This is an update on the work we are doing nowadays at eZ to improve editors' lives. When I rejoined eZ a few months back, I was amazed and very excited by all the challenges eZ was working on, from a new Web architecture based on Symfony2 to the huge move to a full digital User Experience Management platform. A lot of projects and challenges, and a huge opportunity to make a real difference.
While the challenges above are really super exciting and important, there is another challenge that has been discussed, but that I am sure is still really unclear: how eZ will improve the lives of editors with a much better user experience on all the user interface of the platform.
Indeed, we all know that the current user interface now is the one inherited from eZ Publish 3 - I don't want to count the years! This user interface had some real strengths back in the day, especially compared to many of our competitors. Some are still totally true, some less… and it still competes well with the old generation of CMS (e.g. most of the market). But the truth is that this is living in the past and it will only get worth, UX standards have evolved and the legacy interface is now hardly following.
So, now that we just rebuilt the foundation of the eZ Publish Platform, whose foundations are a new API (PHP and REST), Symfony2 as a Web framework and a new highly scalable storage repository, it is time to tackle this topic and (re)give eZ Publish a cutting edge editorial interface. This is actually the next step for eZ Publish 5 to enable to run on a 100% new system, without relying on any legacy component.
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