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Welcome AEM 6.1!

Adobe just announced the release of the latest version of Adobe Experience Manager, AEM 6.1. 6D Welcomes AEM 6.1! In celebration of the release of AEM 6.1, 6D's Thought Leaders have contributed a number new posts. Improvements to Touch UI in AEM 6.1 Nick Whittenburg New in AEM 6.1: Human Translation API Dan Klco AEM6.1 - Sync Users/Groups on Publishers Sothea Nim Repository runmodes now tied to instance runmode Dwayne Hale Three New Time-Saving Features...

Three New Time-Saving Features in AEM 6.1

At Adobe Summit 2015, Irina Guseva and Cedric Huesler hosted a session titled "What’s New in AEM Sites 6.1: Top 10 Hottest Features." The first feature on their list of 10 is “Are We There Yet?” and describes features that have been added to AEM’s Touch-Optimized UI.  The techniques available in 6.1 make it significantly faster and easier for content authors to navigate, search, and edit pages in their sites.  AEM’s Touch-Optimized UI was first...

Repository runmodes now tied to instance runmode.

In AEM/CQ versions past, as in prior to AEM 6.0 and 6.1, if a publish instance was to go down and time was of the essence, you could always shutdown the author and copy the author repository over top of the publish repository. Once you brought up the publish instance, it would behave like a publish instance and you'd have all the content of the author instance with no need for long and costly activation...

Whats New in 6.1: Layouting Mode

Responsive Design has been a must have since the web was accessible on the go.  Normally Responsive Design calls for many layers of CSS or a premade javascript based framework. In AEM 6.1, Adobe has added a new feature in an effort to reduce design induced headaches.  Layouting Mode is the proposed feature that allows authors to have control over the responsiveness of components and pages.  There are three pieces play an integral part in...

New in AEM 6.1: Human Translation API

When AEM 6.0 was introduced, we we were excited to present a webinar on Six Dimensions's contributions to the new Translation API in Adobe Experience Manager. Now, with the release of AEM 6.1, we're excited to introduce Six Dimension's latest contribution in supporting the new AEM Translation API with support for Human Translation. The version 1 of the AEM Translation API only supported machine translation such as the service provided by Google Translate or Microsoft Translate....

Improvements to Touch UI in AEM 6.1

The latest version of Adobe Experience Manager, version 6.1, hits shelves today. In case you missed it, the last review I posted of a major release of this product was, shall we say, a bit troubling.  I’m happy to report that AEM 6.1, while not perfect, improves several key interactions in the now-default Touch UI (including how to turn it off). Let’s take a look! Selecting your preferred UI Here was the dialog for setting...

AEM6.1 - Sync Users/Groups on Publishers

AEM6.1 comes with OSGi tools/services where we can easily sync users/groups between unclustered publish instances (Figure 1). This feature is especially useful for leveraging AEM communities capabilities. Figure 1. I find this feature is useful when We don't want to store users, which are supposed to reside on publish instances only, on author. In community site manager, on author instance, we want to be able to set permissions (i.e. moderators or group members) for those...

CQ Haiku: Analytics

web leads submitted without any analytics trees fell silently I'm sure many of us in the Web Development world have run into this scenario: you're 70-85% of the way through a website implementation and someone says "oh, hey... we need to add analytics."  So a ticket is added into the backlog, a s_code.js file gets added into source control and some klugy JavaScript library gets cobbled together to track most (but not all) of what visitors...

Requirejs and AEM 6. Kiss.

Following the KISS principle, let's get requirejs working inside AEM. Table of Contents Getting Started with Requirejs and AEM Setup Create project using maven archetype Getting Requirejs Download Requirejs Setup Requirejs Setup jQuery Wire Up Clientlibs Clientlibs Vendor image Setup AEM Simple Test Test component image Test component results image Getting Started with Requirejs and AEM Setup Create project using maven archetype Instructions for doing this can be found at the docs.adobe.com Simplified approach Using...

Creating a site footer in AEM 6 using Sightly and Sling Models

The Adobe-developed and recently-donated-to-Apache-Sling project Sightly project has been out for a little under a year now, alongside Adobe Experience Manager 6, and has slowly been amassing documentation and gaining presence. The server-side templating language aims to give a facelift to the web development facet of Java-based software stacks, Adobe's AEM chief among them. This post will run the reader through a sample implementation of a site footer using Sightly, showcasing and describing a few...