The Escenic Widget Framework is an add-on product for the Escenic Content Engine that greatly simplifies the process of designing publications. Without the Widget Framework, publication design requires considerable HTML and JSP programming skills. With the Widget Framework, publications can be designed using a drag-and-drop interface in Escenic Content Studio (the Escenic content editor).

This manual is a user guide for:

  • Publication designers who want to use the Widget Framework to design Escenic publications

  • Editors and/or journalists who want to be able to "tweak" the layout of Widget Framework publications

The prerequisites for using this manual are:

  • You have the general design skills needed to work with publication layouts

  • You are familiar with the general structure of Escenic publications

  • You already know how to use Content Studio for editorial purposes

  • You already have some experience of using Web Studio for section management purposes