Storefront Design View

As an alternative to using Intershop Commerce Management, content managers and content editors can create and manage content assets directly in the storefront, by entering the storefront in "Design View". The Design View makes it possible to immediately preview the effect of an action, e.g., the assignment of a component to a page slot, on the resulting page.

Note: The application type on which the application opened in Design View is based may be set to allow for configuring the preview settings. If this is the case, dedicated settings allow for previewing the storefront for a specific time, application, locale, user group, and currency, see Launching Design View.

The "Design View" is divided into four main areas:

  • The palette, which provides tiles of components and media assets for drag & drop creation of new components (the palette is hidden by default).

  • The render area renders the page and displays the preview, with the currently selected asset highlighted.

  • The content structure tree is used to navigate through the previewed content structure including page, page variant, components, includes, categories, products, etc.

  • The content edit area displays the available editing options for the currently selected element in the content structure tree.

The Design View provides two modes:

  • The Inspect mode highlights the rendered parts of the page and helps to navigate easily to that part that has to be edited.

  • The Layout mode displays all slots and placeholders on a page to extend or change the page layout via drag & drop.

Figure 1. Inspect Mode of the Design View (palette hidden)
Inspect Mode of the Design View (palette hidden)
Figure 2. Layout Mode of the Design View
Layout Mode of the Design View