May 2, 2015
Short update. It’s been a little bit hectic over here in the content modelling series. To summarise what we did:
- Outlined the key elements of a content model: types, attributes, relationships, modules, items and packages.
- Explained the difference between content types and content items: content items are instances of content types.
- Introduced the notion of design guidelines for content modelling: design guidelines are a step towards standardised content model.
- Listed a bunch of design guidelines for content model diagrams: Visual clarity makes content models easy to read and maintain.
The content modelling reboot got off to a great start and thank you to those of you that shared the articles and contacted me with improvement suggestions. This month we’re going to hit content packages and design guidelines for content types and attributes. Then in June we’ll tackle relationships and modules.
Again, if folks have ideas around the content modelling series, get in touch and share them.