Landing Pages.. they’re supposed to be simple right? We build them, we launch them, we (hopefully!) get an uplift in sales as a result and then we pull them down at some point. Easy?
The reality is that although the design process is typically straight forward, it’s the management and measurement part that gets messy. What happens in most cases today is that a separate design team or agency builds the pages, throws the pages up onto a hosting service, and any changes are pushed back and forth via email forcing the design / developer team to pop open the code for each change. Continue reading
Two of the best features of Adobe CQ5 are a) the extensibility of the architecture, and b) the great user experience for content producers / authors. A great example of the two coming together is the new package for CQ5, which integrates the video streaming platform Ooyala into CQ5.
Adobe & Ooyala partner Siteworx were able to easily create a reusable integration package to allow anyone with both CQ5 and Ooyala to combine the two quite easily. Continue reading
With the July / August 2012 release of Adobe CQ Cloud Manager, CQ in the “Cloud” has arrived in APAC.
What is CQ Cloud Manager?
If you are new to these terms, Adobe CQ Cloud Manager is a management interface to ease the commissioning of Cloud instances of Adobe CQ5 on the cloud infrastructure of your choice. The current supported providers include Amazon EC2 and Rackspace, and it is EC2 that has a presence in Singapore that I’ve been using. Within a few minutes I can configure a full production ready installation of CQ5, and have it ready for use in less than an hour. Continue reading
The team over at Cognified, Adobe Solutions Partner with many CQ5 projects under their belt, have taken advantage of the extensibility of CQ and integrated it with OpenCalais.
OpenCalais extends CQ5′s built in tagging & SEO support by automatically analyzing submitted text and generating rich semantic metadata, part of which are entities that can be used for content tagging. OpenCalais uses many techniques to generate this metadata including natural language processing and machine learning. The toolkit can find entities like people, places, organizations, technical terms and many, many others. Continue reading
While Adobe CQ5 offers many out of the box video capabilities, some of our customers are using Brightcove’s video cloud platform and need to integrate the two technologiess. Adobe Solution Partner Coresecure have developed a very nice integration piece for connecting CQ5 with Brightcove.
I’ve downloaded the package and tested with my CQ5 installation and the content author experience is as nice as possible. Just drag & drop the Brightcove component onto a page in CQ, then search and drag the video you want to play from the Content Finder. That’s it! Sizing & alignment options are also available via the dialogue.
Features & Benefits
The Brightcove Video Cloud CQ5 component includes the following features:
- Browse your Video Cloud account within the CQ5 interface
- Search for videos by Video ID or by name
- Embed a video and player into a page
A full guide on the integration capabilities is here
Getting Started Guide
Installation Instructions and an Administrative Guide can be found on opensource.brightcove.com, by visiting Coresecure or download directly from GitHub.
This integration is a Brightcove Open Source project, available free of charge to the Brightcove community. Yes FREE!!!
If you’ve seen other CQ5 components out in the wild, let me know!