Content design tools & apps

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Content design Tools and Apps is essential because Today Interactive experiences have placed massive demands on content to be findable, targetable, reusable and adaptable, personalised, localised, and so on -

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  • 1.Content Design Tools / Apps Prepared by : Raghunathan Janarthanan

2. Recent Trends in Content Design Content creation, content strategy, content marketingthese are all trendy terms right now. Design and content are two sides of coin. They are both necessary for an effective website, Document, Communication message and Instructional slides. 3. Importance of Content Design tools For Creating Effective Technical document Instruction document Corporate Communication Project document Training document Mails, Letters and Invitations 4. Importance of Content Design Apps For Creating messages from Mobile / Ipad & PC and sending the message / pictures in the form of:Invitations ,Greeting, Alerts and Requests Mails, Letters, Notes, Hints, Documents Photos, Snapshots and Photo albums Videos, Files, Drawings, Chart and Maps And more 5. Content Design Content Design is a term related with Content Thinking. It can be described as a framework for communication design, where the content is a message with a clear meaning (i.e. content) which fulfills the original purpose of a particular enterprise. 6. Content Thinking Content Thinking is a response to the information overload. It is a practical approach to communication design, which shifts emphasis from the media to the core intent i.e. the meaning of the message. The central idea of Content Thinking is: The meaning (i.e. content) is the message. 7. What is Content? There are a lot of different definitions of content out there, so its important to explain what we mean when we say content. Many people think that content is just about writing blog posts or articles, but really the written word is just one type of content. Content is so much more. 8. Content can also be: Images Videos Podcasts And more The purpose of content is to convey information. That information can be either informative or entertaining, or both. 9. Web content Web content can be as simple as a single home page to sell a product, or as complex as an online magazine complete complete with a user forum. Like good web design, good content strategy requires lots of planning. Thats why its important to coordinate the web design and content plan for a site 10. Designer/Content Strategist RelationshipA strong relationship between a designer and the person responsible for content leads to more effective content, which is a good thing for everyone involved. A Content designer creates a place where content can be shared effectively. Without good content design, content is unlikely to get noticedno matter how valuable or interesting it is. 11. Why Work Together? To create the most effective website for their clients, designers and content strategists need to know much of the same information. The best way to make sure that the content design and content strategy complement each other rather than clash with each other is for the content strategist and content designer to communicate regularly. 12. Working Content into Your Process 13. The design process and content strategy can be integrated to create a more effective user experience. With a little planning, content strategy can easily become a part of your design process. You can begin to incorporate content into your design process by: 14. Planning for content early in the process. Dont wait until the last minute to think about content strategy. If your client doesnt explain what type of content they plan to include on their site, ask them. Collaborating with an expert. Design requires a specific skill set. So does content creation and management. While some designers have both skill sets, many do not. Dont be afraid to reach out to and work with a content creation specialist. Communicating with the content specialist regularly. Communication is an important part of the design process. Just as its important to communicate changes to your client, its also important to communicate change to your content specialist. ****** 15. 10 Best Content Management Systems for Designers There are a lot of content management systems out there, but many of them are overly complicated and require a certain level of technical expertise. However, there are a select few that focus on simplicity and ease-of-use, but still give the designer flexibility in templating features and customization. In this article, we have listed ten of these CMSs. Some of them are well known, while others you may have never heard of, but deserve a look. If you have a favorite CMS that we didnt list here, let us know. This can be used as a Content Design Tools /Apps 16. Content management systems - CMS Concrete5 ExpressionEngine Textpattern Joomla Movable Type Cushy CMS WordPress Radiant CMS Drupal SilverStripe