Product Innovation at eZ: First Steps
Bård Farstad, eZ's Chairman Product Innovation Board
As mentioned in my previous blog post, Better, Faster, Stronger Innovation at eZ, and announced at the Partner Conference in Lisbon, we have established a Product Innovation Board at eZ. The focus of which is to provide even more targeted innovation at eZ.
A big focus for innovation in 2012 is the user interface in eZ. A lot of the development resources will be allocated for this. Much of the focus for the Innovation Board will therefore naturally also be in this direction.
As the first step in the improvement of user experience in eZ Publish we have started with the default templates, design and content that ships with eZ Publish. Here we are working with our good friends at Netmaking to help us with the design process.
The new package for eZ Publish will include a new set of templates/design for:
- Mobile Web
- iOS Native Application
New templates will be built with the new design incorporating best practice of HTML5 and CSS3, as well as a full blown sample application for iOS devices. You will still have the skeleton applications for both iOS and Android, but we decided to build out, in collaboration with our Polish partner Solution Lions, a more complete application as an example for iOS.
As a first step in this direction you can get a glimpse of what is to come in the next release of eZ Publish that will provide a much better first impression of all the power that lies in the eZ Platform in the screenshot below.