Modular content: Designing in pieces for flexible experiences

Breakout session
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
2:50-3:40 p.m.
Room D

As component-based design becomes more commonplace, it brings with it the opportunity to adapt content to a modular framework. But incorporating information into a design system can be a process. Challenges like streamlining copy, template dependency, and image sourcing make content strategy critical: a successful, sustainable design system means a common understanding that content should be intentional and flexible.

In this session, we’ll demonstrate how working with a predefined set of pieces doesn’t have to limit expression—how breaking free from the idea of content as a fixed spot on a webpage helps express ideas in a fresh and lasting way.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • Why having endless space and no restrictions actually makes it harder to craft good content
  • How a strong up-front content strategy supports component-based UI design
  • Common challenges and solutions related to incorporating information into design systems

Who should attend: This session will be a good fit for people who need an introduction to component-based design or are looking for new solutions to challenges they might not have considered, or for UX practitioners looking to better understand how content strategy, IA, and visual design interact through the lens of component-based design.

Text Link

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Modular content: Designing in pieces for flexible experiences

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