28 July 2013

Screen shot

What is a screen? A thing that divides. A thing people undress behind. A thing every computer has, in fact a thing computing has distilled itself increasingly into. A thing we all carry around with us in our pockets, a thing fundamental to western-world human information-gathering and a feature now fundamental—unimaginable this, only ten years ago—to a telephone. A thing that has an appearance of transparency and that divides us from bankers, ticket sellers, post office workers, people with money. A thing people project onto.
—Ali Smith, Artful, p. 121

10 July 2013

Fun with CQ5: 4

I picked up a new (to me) CQ5 site, and as I walked through the authoring instance, I noticed that the pages loaded into the editor without the Content Finder. In URL terms, that fussy little /cf# wasn't there. How did this team disable the Content Finder by default?

Well, at least part of the answer is that the content pages have this property defined: cq:defaultView="html". The opposite setting is cq:defaultView="contentfinder". Here's the Adobe KB entry on the topic.