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Content infrastructure vs. Headless and decoupled CMS
The essential guide to content infrastructure vs. headless and decoupled CMSs
api  cms  headless  contentdesign  contentstrategy 
5 weeks ago by garrettc
Headless CMS Scenarios: This Is Not Your Traditional CMS!
"The traditional CMS systems were built to manage websites. Headless CMS, however, represents a universal building block that can be used in any scenarios that involve content."
webdevelopment  headless  contentstrategy  contentdesign  content  cms  migration 
5 weeks ago by garrettc
Headless CMS comparison for 2019
"With the raise of popularity of single-page application (SPA), we can separate front-end and back-end completely."
cms  contentdesign  headless  list  comparison  webdevelopment 
9 weeks ago by garrettc
7 (not so secret) secrets about headless CMS
"Having problems understanding the concept of headless CMS? Cracking these secrets might help you understand what it is."
contentstrategy  contentdesign  cms  headless  introduction 
11 weeks ago by garrettc
Two Things Every Content Strategy Needs
Are your “business goals” meaningless and your “user needs” useless? The more specific you get, the better your content strategy will be.
contentstrategy  contentdesign  bestpractice  userexperience 
january 2019 by garrettc
Content collaboration with an agile team – GatherContent
"In this webinar Rich Prowse, Digital Editor-In-Chief at the University of Bath, explores why the University adopted an agile approach to content."
content  contentdesign  contentstrategy  video  webdevelopment  agile 
january 2019 by garrettc
From Blobs to Chunks: A Real Life Example of How to Structure Content
"In the article [Karen McGrane] talks about the conflict between content creators and web designers, and the contrasting understandings they have of the formatting and presentation of content. This tension can be similarly placed in between the author and the developer — it’s about a divide in the production and the delivery of content."
contentdesign  contentstrategy  content  model  bestpractice 
november 2018 by garrettc
Content Modelling: A Master Skill
"The content model is one of the most important content strategy tools at your disposal. It allows you to represent content in a way that translates the intention, stakeholder needs, and functional requirements from the user experience design into something that can be built by developers implementing a CMS. A good content model helps ensure that your content vision will become a reality."
contentdesign  contentstrategy  cms  content  model 
november 2018 by garrettc
Priority Guides: A Content-First Alternative to Wireframes
"Little-known, yet highly effective, priority guides are the content-first, responsive alternative to the ubiquitous wireframe."
contentstrategy  contentdesign  webdevelopment  wireframes  process 
may 2018 by garrettc
Why we removed the most visited advice page on our website
"It gets 70,000 visits a month and is in the top results for lots of queries about work problems on Google. But we’ve looked at the feedback and tested how people are using the page, and it’s clear we need to find a better way to help them solve their problems."
content  usability  userexperience  webdevelopment  contentdesign  contentstrategy  pamoja 
june 2017 by garrettc
Take the Time to Use Fewer Words
If a user experience needs an explanation, something is fundamentally broken. Consider redesigning the experience until people no longer need it explained to them.
userexperience  pamoja  writing  contentdesign  content  contentstrategy 
january 2017 by garrettc
5 things I’ve learned creating digital things for kids (in the arts and beyond)
"I’m a children’s content obsessive. I really really enjoy making and being around the creation of things — mostly interactive things — for kids and young people."
pamoja  userexperience  children  contentdesign  contentstrategy 
november 2016 by garrettc
Making it easier to understand smart answer logic
Powerful logic visualisation baked right into the content authoring tool.
gds  govuk  government  contentdesign  userexperience  logic  pamoja 
november 2016 by garrettc
When Editors Design: Controlling Presentation In Structured Content
Jeff Eaton shares five techniques to help provide editors and writers with more control over the presentation and design of their content.
structure  webdevelopment  appdevelopment  contentstrategy  contentdesign 
october 2016 by garrettc
A New Reading Post-type for Bookmarking and Reading Workflow
"This morning while breezing through my Woodwind feed reader , I ran across a post by Rick Mendes with the hashtags #readlater and #readinglist which put me down a temporary rabbit hole of thought about reading-related post types on the internet."
indieweb  designthinking  webdevelopment  contentdesign 
september 2016 by garrettc
Looping Data in Perch
This post explains the different ways to loop through data in Perch, plus some tips for which to choose
perch  webdevelopment  programming  php  cms  contentdesign 
december 2015 by garrettc
From Pages to Patterns: An Exercise for Everyone
Get away from the screen! Break out the paper and scissors! Charlotte Jackson shares an exercise for developing pattern thinking.
webdesign  webdevelopment  contentdesign  designthinking  patterns 
november 2015 by garrettc
Redesigning The Toast — Responsive Web Design
Incredible in-depth case study of the responsive redesign of The Toast, including front and back-end.
responsivedesign  webdesign  webdevelopment  contentstrategy  contentdesign  casestudy 
october 2015 by garrettc
Building Lightning-fast, Extensible Websites with Perch CMS
Phil Smith introduces Perch, a lightning-fast, extensible, easy-to-use CMS that's perfect for projects small and large, scaling easily via Perch Runway.
perch  perchrunway  cms  contentdesign  webdevelopment 
october 2015 by garrettc
Danny Meyer Is Eliminating All Tipping at His Restaurants
Bookmarked more for the interesting article format. Big lede with shortcuts to relevant sections.
design  webdesign  content  contentdesign 
october 2015 by garrettc
Love Your CMS
Selecting and configuring the “best” CMS can bewilder and confound, but worry not. Eileen Webb, Karen McGrane, Jeff Eaton, and Ryan Irelan take you through customization, traditional versus “headless” CMSes, design, backend UX, and more in this hour-long event recorded live on August 25.
cms  cmf  contentmanagement  contentdesign  content  contentstrategy  webdesign  webdevelopment  drupal  perch 
september 2015 by garrettc
Modeling Rich Narrative Content
"Want a quick crash course in modeling narrative content? My slides from are up and online"
content  contentdesign  contentmodelling  contentstrategy  presentation 
september 2015 by garrettc
The Battle for the Body Field
"As we attempt to combine multi-device design requirements with complex, media-rich narratives, we’ve hit the wall. The chunky, fields-and-templates approach we’ve developed can’t save us from the mismatch between our content and HTML’s descriptive tools. The good news is we don’t have to convert all our projects to XML to learn from the XML community’s wisdom. By using custom elements and properties to represent content’s meaning, transforming it into HTML on output, and ensuring that editing tools share the same vocabulary, we can publish structured content that supports the needs of today’s editors and art directors while also making our content safe for future generations."
content  contentdesign  contentstrategy  webdevelopment  responsivedesign 
september 2015 by garrettc
SEO Spider
"The Screaming Frog SEO Spider is a small desktop program (PC or Mac) which crawls websites’ links, images, CSS, script and apps from an SEO perspective."
search  seo  spider  crawler  tools  webdevelopment  contentdesign 
august 2015 by garrettc
The Content Strategy Alliance Tools & Templates
Content strategy tools, templates, best practices. Incredible resource via Content Strategy Alliance.
contentstrategy  contentdesign  content  tools  toolkit  template 
august 2015 by garrettc
Making reactive Headless Drupal 8 interfaces with Meteor
"Meteor is a JavaScript framework that enables developers to quickly create reactive, highly accessible applications. Drupal is a great content management system that makes it really easy to create well-structured content models and interact with data. Why not combine the two and let Drupal provide Meteor with semantic data with Meteor rendering that data in a reactive way?"
javascript  drupal  drupal8  headless  cms  contentdesign  contentstrategy 
july 2015 by garrettc
When Editors Design: Controlling Presentation In Structured Content
A really nice article about structured content by . I recommend reading slowly, bookmarking everything.
contentstrategy  contentdesign  content  cms  structure 
july 2015 by garrettc
Eaton & Urbina: structured, intelligent and adaptive content
"…adaptive content is also intelligent and structured; intelligent content is also structured, but not all structured content is also intelligent or adaptive, nor is all intelligent content also adaptive."
drupal  contentstrategy  contentdesign  webdevelopment 
june 2015 by garrettc
Tiny Content Framework
"a tiny content strategy framework focused on goals, messages, and branding. This is not a checklist. Use what you need and scrap the rest. Rewrite it or add to it. These topics should help you get to the bottom of things with clients and other people you work with."
content  contentdesign  contentstrategy  framework  tools 
june 2015 by garrettc
10 More Charts That Are Changing Content Marketing
In just a few months, the content marketing scene has changed dramatically. More studies have been done, more charts have been made, and content marketers needs this information more than ever to stay on top of this rapidly changing industry.
contentstrategy  contentdesign  content  marketing  statistics 
may 2015 by garrettc
A place for everything.
Content strategy advice viewed through the lens of decluttering.

"…for those organizations (or individuals) who are just starting to consider their content strategically, this might be a simple starting point: four questions to ask yourself before adding more content (press releases? newsfeeds? company blog?) that risks junking up your flat."
design  simplicity  contentstrategy  webdevelopment  contentdesign  content 
april 2015 by garrettc
Install and Integrate Elasticsearch with Drupal
"In this tutorial I am going to look at the possibility of using Drupal 7 as a content management system that powers another high performance application. To illustrate the latter, I will use the Silex PHP microframework and Elasticsearch as the data source. The goal is to create a proof of concept, demonstrating using these three technologies together."
drupal  contentdesign  content  contentstrategy  cms  search  symfony  silex  php  elasticsearch 
april 2015 by garrettc
Start Your Next Web Project With a Content-First Discovery Phase
Are you ready for your next website project? Consider doing a content-first discovery phase.
webdevelopment  content  contentstrategy  contentdesign 
march 2015 by garrettc
Some interesting things about how we do content design
"We don’t just write the content for GOV.UK – we design it. This sounds simple, but they’re fundamental to the way we work: understanding user needs, designing content that meets those needs, and iterating to improve it in response to user feedback."
gds  content  contentstrategy  contentdesign 
july 2014 by garrettc

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