Enhancing Design with Adaptive Content

Session Speaker(s): 
joelsteidlccoughlan
Saturday, November 8 2014
Room: Warp Zone
Time: 5:00pm - 5:30pm

Design is at the core of every project Aten takes on. We believe good design starts with a good content strategy. Join Aten’s Joel Steidl, Lead Architect, and Christine Coughlan, Information Architect, as they share practical tips for breaking down and organizing content for projects of any size.

Starting with a well-thoughtout architecture leads to flexibility in design. Creating custom content types assembled from distinct fields allows content to adapt appropriately to different contexts. Joel and Chris will explain how breaking content into smaller pieces can enhance your design and create content that adapts to different views and devices. They will share case studies to reinforce the theory and practice behind adaptive content and best practices for implementing in Drupal and other platforms.

What we hope you'll walk away with:

  • Know the visual benefits of structured content over content created using a WYSIWYG editor only.
  • Learn what adaptive content means.
  • Add design consistency between similar content on your site.
  • How front-end developers can use view-modes for adaptive content.
  • How to improve the publishing experience using straight forward content entry forms.

This session was also presented at Design4Drupal 2014 in Boston.

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