Magnolia CMS 5 - Focus on User Experience with Vaadin

Magnolia CMS has set a high goal to be the very best administration interface for Web-based content management on the market.

With such a high goal, choosing the best toolkit for building the user interface is important. And that's where Vaadin comes into picture: for Magnolia 5 the web user interface is built with Vaadin.

Out-of-the-box Vaadin has the most of what you'd need for a great web UI:

  • Rich widget framework
  • Out-of-the-box theming
  • Java developer friendly:
    • Swing-like programming model
    • GWT based (Java -> Javascript)
  • Testing with pure JUnit
  • Apache License
  • Good documentation

The guys at Magnolia have already done some excellent job with Magnolia 5 PoC features: keyboard support, type-sensitive context menus, a configurable tree-grid, and so on.

We here at Vaadin are also very excited about this. Magnolia CMS has been one of the best CMS systems out there and we are sure that with Vaadin they can meet their goals and get even more happy CMS users.

Read more about "Raising the Bar in CMS Usability with Vaadin."