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08-02-2021

Are you finding it challenging to quickly create and deliver experiences with Adobe Experience Manager? Get early access! | Full Details Here.

 

Are you writing the same code and configuring the same page templates over and over again to initialize each site implementation? Do you wish you had a better starting point to enable faster go-lives?

If so, we have good news for you. In addition to the plethora of out-of-the-box tools that are already available in Adobe Experience Manager Sites, we are soon introducing new functionality that gives you a quick and easy starting point for any Adobe Experience Manager Sites implementation. With our new site template functionality, you can easily build and import templated experiences that allow you to reduce time spent on development and get you to populating content and styling immediately.

Get early access and try this new beta functionality out in our Create Your Own Site Template Contest, a no-risk way to practice building your own site template before the functionality is officially released later this year.

Contest challenge

  • We’ll provide a few sample wireframes for inspiration. Your job is to create a full site template – which includes both the component and page template designs of your site as well as the accompanying front-end code. Use your creativity to design and build a site template that you believe would be a useful starting point for a variety of implementation projects. You can learn about site templates and how to build them here.
  • By Friday, March 19, 2021: Submit both your design and code by uploading to your Github and completing the submission form with your GitHub link. See detailed instructions below.
  • The strongest submission will earn a $1000 (USD) Amazon gift card and be selected as a finalist for our AEM Rockstar challenge, which is an opportunity to be recognized in front of the global customer audience as a top developer with expertise in the latest AEM tools and best practices. We will also feature the winning submission in an Adobe blog post and send the winner a personalized, engraved trophy from Adobe. The two runners up submissions will be awarded a $1000 (USD) Amazon gift card.

Eligibility

You must have access to an existing Adobe Experience Manager Sites Cloud Service sandbox or environment to participate. To participate, please fill out this form requesting access to the beta functionality. After receiving the form, Adobe will enable the beta features within qualified Cloud Service programs and notify you via email once the feature is available. Participants will be granted access to the beta features only for the duration of the contest.

While the contest is targeted towards partners in designer, developer, or architect roles, anyone who builds websites may participate. See the contest guidelines for details.

Criteria

A judging panel made up of internal Adobe Experience Manager experts will evaluate each submission based on the following criteria:

  1. Design aesthetics and applicability
    1. Site template addresses real-world use cases
    2. The design of the site template has a consistent look and feel
    3. Creativity and originality of the design and styling elements
    4. XD file provided fits the implementation and is structured like the XD file of the basic site template.
  2. The functionality of site template
    1. Site template doesn't depend on any custom code and functions on a freshly provisioned instance.
    2. Site template functions properly with the new beta create-a-site wizard as described in the Site Template documentation.
    3. Theme downloads, builds locally, proxies locally and deploys via GitHub actions as described in the Site Template documentation.
  3. Author usability
    1. Content authors can create new pages, populate content and publish sites.
    2. Site template includes at least 3 editable page templates composed of styled core components.
    3. At least 6 core components are made available to the page authors to place on the pages.
    4. The style system allows authors to choose between at least 3 style variations for at least 2 core components.

Getting Started

  • Get familiar with Core Components, Style System, Editable Templates, and other Adobe Experience Manager best practices by going through our WKND tutorial.
  • Read the instructions on this Github Page to learn how to build a site template and what artifacts are required.
  • Watch this short tutorial video to learn how site templates will be imported into AEM and used to accelerate projects.
  • Download our sample wireframes: Basic Site Template, Core Component UI Kit and WKND UI Kit. XD is required to download these files - you may receive an error otherwise. If you do not have Adobe XD installed, sign up for a free XD starter plan on Adobe.com.

Submitting Your Code

  • Submit your site template via this form by Friday, March 19. You will need to include a GitHub link to your code. (Don’t have a GitHub account?)
  • Submissions must include both design and code – see the site builder documentation for full set of deliverables.
  • Code should be compatible with latest (83+) Google Chrome

Questions?