Editing is more than editing data
In a modern editing process, editors input content data, add links etc. While in many cases you want to control margins, see the output while changing color. So editing is not only about inputting data, but also designing, then working in visual way will be nice.
In DM Editor, editing is a visual working process, not only a data input process.
- See result while doing change by sliding, selecting
- Precise position like margin, width
- Edit content inside a tab, accordion item
- Embed other contents as grid
- Easy to develop own widget
- Can be used for both content page and frontpage
- Support different language platforms
Typical widgets for input:
- Rich text
For dynamic content:
- Content grid
- Embed Content
- Feedback form
More widgets are coming, thanks to our $ open source approach$ .
Editing is viewing
Using DM Editor is bit like using Keynote, where you set property and you see the result immediately. Most of the settings are done by sliding, clicking, selecting.
For settings like margin, padding, background image, you see output while changing.
Sliding makes user experience more smooth because you see change result immediately.
In accordion, you can open an accordion item, and edit content in accordion body, exactly like the end user clicking the accordion item. These experience also applies to tab, carousel, etc.
Block based editing is different from traditional ones being paragraph based.
Block is the basic element of web page. It can be a paragraph, or image, or carousel, or twitter twits, even an application. Also block position and size is precise, to the pixel level.
These gives DM Editor great flexibility to support all types of page element. Also thanks to React's virtual DOM, flexibility doesn't compromise with performance.
Different kinds of widgets
Below are typical widgets:
Rich text, image, table, tab, accordion, gallery
Feedback form, course registration, Facebook page, Twitter twitte
Hero section, pre design images & text(where text is editable)
Thus it's common to use DM Editor for frontpage / list page also.
Develop own widgets
A widget is a React component.
You can develop a widget eg. a contact form, where you see the actual contact form and adjust parameters like margin, background color, text, etc.
By the way, existing widgets can be reused in new widgets (we call it composite blocks).
Yes, DM Editor can be deployed on all platforms including .NET. To output html for .NET you will need a converting tool running on server. We also provide converting service.
In nodejs/nextjs you don't need converting service.
Yes, from DM Editor's perspective any React component can be embedded in DM Editor, so you just need to put the root component in, then you can see your app in both editorial place and frontend.