January 8, 2019

Getting familiar with Liferay

In this second part on Liferay as a content management system, I will give a short overview of the sections that are important to us as content authors. I will review the different parts that make up the Liferay UI once you are logged in, with a focus on the main side menu on the left side of the screen as well as the simulation tool that allows us to review our content on multiple simulated devices.
January 3, 2019

Content Management Concepts

In this post I will go over the basic concepts of a content management system, the differences between content, documents, media, portlets, pages, layouts and templates. These are not specific to any one content management system, but lay a good foundation of knowledge for the following more Liferay specific articles.
November 25, 2018

Case Study: From zero to user-centric – Tinker Federal Credit Union Portal

Tinker Federal Credit Union (TFCU) is the largest credit union in Oklahoma, with over 332,000 members. We partnered with their professional development team to redesign their employee portal experience. Here's what we did.
September 24, 2018
Designing for Content Management Systems

Designing for Content Management Systems

When it comes to CMS work, designing from an architectural mindset is necessary and actually convenient. Here Priscila Mendoza streamlines the principles for designing for content management systems.
September 13, 2018

Modern Web Development – Which JavaScript Framework is Right for My Organization?

React, Vue, or Angular? Which Javascript Framework is right for your organization? Get to know the pros and cons of each framework guided by our Technical Lead, AlexArriaga. We hope this helps you on your journey to a modern web experience.
September 1, 2018

Case Study: Not just a product catalog – Cemex case

CEMEX asked Base22 to design and build an Advanced Product Catalog to replace their system and make it available through the global employee portal. Here's how we did it.
August 22, 2018

Good Communication Between Designers & Developers

One of the most common antagonistic relationships in the modern tech workspace (and arguably the dumbest), is the one between designers and developers. Many stereotypes feed this working relationship: “Designers are too artistic”, or “Developers are not flexible”. However, good, functional communication is possible, and here we will tell you how.
July 30, 2018

Components of Good UX

A well-structured information architecture (IA) should create a digital journey that encourages user engagement and increases conversion rates. The online experience is not just about what the user sees – it’s about how the user engages. Does your online or mobile experience provide your users a way to easily navigate and digest information on your site?
July 25, 2018

Web Content Management

In this third part on the Liferay content management system, we will look at the main content creation and editing tools. The majority of content can be separated into Resources, News, Events or Blog post. In this case, we are considering specific content items as falling into these categories. Here, we will be talking about using the content management system to model these types of content.