About Adobe Experience Manager (AEM)

Drag and Drop to Design. No Software. No Code.

Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) is a rich toolset that empowers faculty and staff to create responsive, mobile-friendly websites. For authors, AEM is a simple drag and drop content management system (CMS) —  no need to code, no HTML required. The system also makes it easy to organize and share your digital assets, including images and documents.  Highlighted below are some example site types.

The Advantages of AEM 

  • As long as you have an internet connection, AEM's browser-based editing means you may log in and edit your site anywhere with your SUNet ID 
  • Drag and drop components allow you to customize the layout and design a site that works with your content   
  • The Digital Asset Management (DAM) system integrates search with drag and drop placement of images, video, documents, CAP profiles, and Stanford Medicine news into your site
  • Integration features for top social platforms make it easy to connect with your audience, including a Twitter feed component 
  • Multimedia embedding for videos from MediaSpace and YouTube, and podcasts
  • Easy to use web form and e-mail form templates
  • Automatic and related link navigation
  • Easy to create news and events lists
  • Sync with CAP profiles

Theme Choice

Fit for site architectures

Select your site's theme when requesting a new site, they cannot be changed after creation.  Each theme is fully responsive, cross-browser compatible, and meets accessibility guidelines.


Based on top-tier department sites. Expansive vertical navigation for deeper site hierarchy. 

Design Samples


Catered to projects and campaigns. Flexible horizontal navigation with a wider content canvas. 

K2 (Custom)

This is a toolkit with design elements approved for digital use that can be combined creatively to build custom sites.