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Revise Web Pages Directly from a Browser with Adobe InContext Editing

Clip Art Graphic of a Desktop Computer Cartoon CharacterAs a web designer, developer, or administrator, are you constantly managing simple requests to change page content for nontechnical team members ? If so, you may find Adobe InContext Editing useful. InContext Editing gives clients and nontechnical team members the ability to update website content without having to learn any HTML. Potentially, this could save you a lot of time in updating web pages, providing time-consuming training, or recovering from user mistakes.

InContext Editing is an online service that designers may use to  allow content editors and publishers to update website content directly through their browsers — without compromising design integrity. Your team members won’t need to learn HTML, nor even install extra software. And for now, it is free.


For an overview of InContext Editing, see:

http://www.adobe.com/products/incontextediting/

How can I get started with InContext Editing?

There are four steps to get started:

  1. Set up an account: http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/incontextediting/
  2. Create editable pages in Adobe Dreamweaver CS4.
  3. Add a site to your account.
  4. Set up your content contributors.

Learn how to set up your pages for InContext editing:
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/adc-presents/getting-started-with-adobe-incontext-editing/

and learn more about it at:
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/dreamweaver/incontext.html

Note: If you use Dreamweaver Templates, the editable regions will need to be entered into the template, and all linked pages updated.

To manage or edit your pages, log into http://incontextediting.adobe.com/

How much does InContext Editing cost?

Adobe InContext Editing is currently available as a free preview. It will remain free through the end of 2010. In early 2011, Adobe plans to offer the service as a subscription of $10-20USD per month, which will also include Adobe BrowserLab (also becoming a paid release in early 2011). 

When will InContext Editing be available for subscription?

The Adobe InContext Editing service is available now as a free preview for users in the United States only. This free preview program gives the community an opportunity to provide feedback, help identify bugs, and suggest feature additions before launch of the paid service.

What is the difference between InContext Editing and Adobe Contribute?

Adobe Contribute is a companion software application to Dreamweaver and, like InContext Editing,  it also enables site administrators to restrict the types of modifications that content managers can make. However, Contribute is more robust; it provides content approval mechanisms, audit trails, versioning, scheduled publishing, rich media support (multimedia such as SWF or FLV files), and advanced user permissions. Visit the Adobe content editing solutions comparison page for an in-depth comparison of InContext Editing and Adobe Contribute software.


11 Responses to "Revise Web Pages Directly from a Browser with Adobe InContext Editing" to “Revise Web Pages Directly from a Browser with Adobe InContext Editing”

  1. Dave Says:

    Just read the post, and was lucky to find i still have about a year before i have to pay :D

    However i am a webmaster, and savvy enough to work in HTML quite comfortably, but with that being said, i might be more comfy with Adobe inContext Editing. Hmm…. Maybe a bit to comfy….

    I haven’t looked into it, but it will definitely come into handy for many people, so i will remember it. I am sure it would not be very flexible, but i am sure it will be straight forward, and easy to use.

  2. web design Melbourne Says:

    Carol,
    thank you so much for this post. This is just what I have been looking.
    Not sure whether incontext can do what I require, but I need a way for my clients to be able to modify their own sites…well the content. I don’t do CMS as I am not a developer and programmer, plus I like being able to be restricted too much in terms of design. Most of my clients prefer for me to make required changes, as they are not too frequent, but I do get requests from clients who want to be able to make content edits themselves.

    Thanks

  3. Julie Grammar Says:

    This is so cool, I have built many websites for family and friends over the years and end up having to do all the edits for them. This looks like it will fully solve that problem for me. Off the tell my mother to sign up ;-)

  4. allfreevectors Says:

    editing content direcly from the browser sounds like a great leap forward. I am definetely interested in giving Adobe InContext Editing a try. THNKS

  5. Constantine Says:

    Adobe InContext Editing is great to have and allow clients to modify work without needing expensive design software or much expertise. Thanks for making this post.

  6. vikki Says:

    That is a very nice feature, I go dizzy from going back and forth between code and preview window especially if im working on a few things at once – being able to edit directly like that is an excellent leap forward!

  7. Thomas Says:

    Adobe InContext Editing is great to have and allow clients to modify work without needing expensive design software or much expertise. Thanks for making this post.

  8. Andy Stewart Says:

    That’s pretty cool. But I kinda think that there’s a lot of content management programs which are really beneficial for your rankings. Like a wordpress blog, skinned nicely. But I suppose if everyone just uses wordpress blogs where would the variety be. Kinda disillusioned with Adobe how they screwed over the Offset Printing industry though. Always changing short cuts. Moving menu items so that all the time users have invested in learning their tools is wasted. Have to relearn all the short cuts again! Arghh.

  9. Carol Rhodes Says:

    You can’t get it as a standalone free trial anymore. Adobe has now added InContext Editing to a bundle called Business Catalyst. See http://www.adobe.com/products/incontextediting/ . For pricing, see http://www.businesscatalyst.com/pricing/designer .

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  11. RyanDwi Says:

    editing content direcly from the browser sounds like a great leap forward. I am definetely interested in giving Adobe InContext Editing a try.

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