Lecture: Decoupling Content Management with Create.JS

Modern ways of editing HTML


Create.js is free software providing a new way of editing web pages powered by HTML5 and the semantic web technologies. It is being adopted increasingly by Content Management Systems seeking to provide a modern editing interface decoupled from the traditional form-based tools.

The current breed of Content Management Systems is largely monolithic: if you're choosing a system based on its user experience, this will mandate the web development tools and languages to use, and often even the database where your content is persisted. Or if you choose it based on the web development tools, this will mandate the user interface and storage layers.

But now a new movement has started towards a more decoupled CMS landscape. Projects like Create and JCR spearhead it, giving CMS developers previously-unseen opportunities for cross-project collaboration.

Create is the next generation user interface for content management. It provides a fully client-side content editing experience built on tools and standards like RDFa and Backbone.js. With Create, end users can stop filling forms and start communicating with their audience.

The MIT-licensed Create library provides CMS developers with a set of widgets to easily build a modern user experience. It has been built as part of the EU-funded Interactive Knowledge Systems project, which aims to boost the state of Open Source Content Management by new tools built on semantic technologies.

This talk will explain how both Create works, and how it can be utilized in CMS development. It also shows how systems like Midgard, OpenCMS, and Symfony CMF already use the building blocks of Decoupled Content Management.


Day: 2012-08-26
Start time: 11:15
Duration: 01:00
Room: HS5
Track: Web
Language: english



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