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Consider an alternate/streamlined interface for authors/mgrs

Question asked by jpotts Moderator on May 26, 2006
Latest reply on Jun 1, 2006 by kvc
Don't forget that usability is of particular concern to web authors. If the management tool isn't completely intuitive, they won't use it (or they'll complalin about using it) and adoption will suffer. Many web publishers today that don't use a formalized WCM system simply FTP their content to a web server. Your challenge is adding the features of WCM we all know and love without making it much harder to use than their friendly FTP client.

The typical tasks a general knowledge manager might do day-to-day are pretty different than how a web author works. Will the WCM interface be a customized version of the existing Alfresco UI or will it be completely different, built from the ground up to support web managers?

The already-present capabilities around CIFS and WebDAV will make it easier for content contributors to get content in to the repository. But it also has to be simple to manage taxonomy, submit that content for publication, transform content, etc.

I'm anxious to see what you guys come up with.