Design Principles for Content Management Applications
I'm working on a content management application - the part of the content management system the authors and administrators use - and jotted down a few principles to follow. They may not be applicable in every case, but expanding along these lines might lead to some design patterns.
content or create new content that will facilitate a significantly better user experience, create new content.
convinient processes, such as uploading templates outside of the CMA.
not delete or expire content unless absolutely necessary. In general, more content is better.
text from HTML and other formatting information.
authors with a familiar visual design