I have joined Sitecore on March 2014 after working for 10 years at a Sitecore’s partner, where my experience on developing comes from. I’ve spent almost all last year training partners or customers all around the word and one of the first things I teach during training is that a developer should not create content during developments, basically this is a content manager’s job.
For this reason during the training I always remember that “creating content is not part of the development process”! I recall the training experience in Cluj, Romenia with Techromix (where I’ve shared all the Sitecore recommended practices to the excellent group of developers.
You can read the full press release about the training here and my main advice below:
In my opinion the use of the branch is essential to be sure you have the right approach with Sitecore! The branch is the default structure of your website and contains an example of how tokens, placeholder, components, datasource and layout are used. If everything has been "designed" properly your website will be created in just one click! (you can download a good example of implementation here, it is a Base Sitecore MVC project on Sitecore 8!). If you have followed this simple recommended practice, content manager and designers are ready to create content or change the layout of the pages on their own and marketers can define marketing strategy on the components, without asking help from developers. This is the reason your customers choose Sitecore, right?
Hi, My question is not related to this topic, but i need to create a nested menu in sitecore 8.0, i don't want to use the site structure because i can have external url and the content manager can move menus around , is there a datatype/ data field type that works like the archetype in umbraco our.umbraco.org/.../ Basicly a dataype that allows you to define nested fields and the user can create nested items of this on a template . Thanks