August 2016 – released Sitecore Experience Accelerator 1.0 (rev. 160815)
The Sitecore Experience Accelerator (SXA) enables parallel work streams (content, creative design, UX, coding) that not only reduce the time required to produce a website, but also improve the quality of the website by allowing all contributors validate each other's contributions. SXA provides reusable user experience layouts and components, while fully integrating into the Sitecore editing experience.
- Users can create pages and enter content while running the creative design process in parallel.
- Content authors and UI designers can work simultaneously on the wireframe site.
- Content authors can enter real content into the wireframe environment.
- UI designers can work on an exported version of the wireframe site using their favorite tools and the Experience Accelerator Creative Exchange synchronizes the UI design back into Sitecore.
SXA enables back-end developers to work on integration with external systems and custom components while content authors and creative designers are working in their areas at the same time.
|SXA enables parallel work streams (content, creative design, UX, coding) that not only reduce the time required to produce a website, but also improve the quality of the website by allowing all contributors validate each other's contributions.
|SXA provides reusable user experience layouts and components.
|SXA fully integrates into the Sitecore editing experience.
|SXA enables back-end developers to work on integration with external systems and custom components while content authors and creative designers are working in their areas at the same time.
|SXA follows Habitat best practices.
|SXA introduces drag-and-drop editing of web pages in the Experience Editor.
|SXA provides a wide range of flexible and customizable website components, including:Basic contentCompositeContextEngagementEventsFormsMapsMediaNavigationPage ContentPage StructureSearchSecuritySocial
|SXA renderings support variants,enabling non-technical users to create unlimited rendering variations without coding.
|SXA provides content author editable metadata renderings.
|SXA websites provide responsive design using a grid-based layout system based on dynamic placeholders and column and row splitters.
|SXA allows you to build reusable wireframes, including both page designs and partial designs (which support inheritance).
SXA websites are fully skinnable through support for multiple themes and theme inheritance.
|SXA adds support for multiple tenants and sites in Sitecore, includes a site creation wizard, provides site implementation independence, supports site specific internationalization, and supports grouping tenants and sites.
|SXA websites support faceted search by default. Search can include any piece of content. Users define the scope dedicated to specific areas or aspects of the content. Experience Accelerator includes flexible renderings for capturing search criteria from visitors and presenting paged results.
|SXA includes geospacial-based search with results displayed on a map.
SXA provides renderings that are xDB-ready and supports outcome optimization through A/B testing.