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Customizing Look and Feel of UAG

by Erez Ben-Ari Rainier Amara | February 2012 | Microsoft

UAG customizations can be very intense and deeply technical, but what everyone wants is for everything to look its best, right? The fact is, a large portion of UAG customers perform at least some adjustments to the appearance, even if it is just changing the title of the portal page. Look and feel customizations are considered to be rather well documented, as opposed to some of the more advanced stuff you will see later on in the book, but the purpose of this chapter is not to repeat that official documentation. We will be guiding you through the actual process, of course, but also suggesting some creative thoughts to get the message across in ways that you may have never thought of.

In this article by Erez Ben-Ari and Rainier Amara , the authors of Mastering Microsoft Forefront UAG 2010 Customization,the following topics will be covered:

  • Visual customization overview
  • Customizing the login and admin pages
  • Customizing the portal
  • Portal application icons
  • Changing texts
  • Adding a user-interface language
  • Portal selection for clients
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Customizing Layout with Themes in PHP-Nuke

by Douglas Paterson | March 2010 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP

In the previous article of the series by Douglas Paterson, author of Building Websites with PHP-Nuke, we explored the PHP-Nuke Forums module. In this article, which is the ninth article of the article series, we are going to transform the look of the Dinosaur Portal with the help of a new PHP-Nuke theme. A PHP-Nuke theme is a collection of HTML files, CSS styles, images, and PHP code that defines the layout and appearance of your pages, and hence, the look and feel of your site. Through the use of themes, without having to touch the inner workings of PHP-Nuke, you can create a new look for your site, enforced throughout the site. There is even the possibility of allowing the user to choose a personal theme.

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Customizing Kubrik with Wordpress

by Peter Spannagle Sarah Soward | April 2010 | Content Management Open Source Web Development WordPress

In this article by Peter Spannagle and Sarah Soward, authors of the book Wordpress and Flash 10x Cookbook, we will apply the knowledge of CSS stylesheets, template files, and template tags and make some changes to the default Kubrik theme.

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Customizing Headers and Footers with MS Office Live Small Business

by Rahul Pitre | November 2009 | .NET Beginner's Guides Microsoft Content Management e-Commerce

In this article by Rahul Pitre you'll start using the design tools to personalize your site's headers and footers. You'll customize its name and slogan, and in the bargain put your distinctive stamp on your website.

In this article, you will:

  • Decide what your website's title should be, and set it in your template
  • Decide what your website's slogan should be, and set it in your template
  • Decide what information should go into your website's footer, and set it
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Customizing Graphics and Creating a Bar Chart and Scatterplot in R

by John M. Quick | October 2010 | Open Source

The R Project for Statistical Computing (or just R for short) is a powerful data analysis tool. It is both a programming language and a computational and graphical environment.

R is free, open source software made available under the GNU General Public License. It runs on Mac, Windows, and Unix operating systems.

The official R website is available at the following site:

In this article by John M. Quick, author of the book Statistical Analysis with R, you will learn how to:

  • Create different charts, graphs, and plots in R
  • Customize your R visuals using text, colors, axes, and legends
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Customizing Elgg Themes

by Mayank Sharma | March 2009 | MySQL Open Source PHP

Setting up Elgg is all about customizing. Along with the various features that Elgg provides,it is also very essential to customize the look and feel of our network. Elgg does offer us several options for this too. In this tutorial by Mayank Sharma, we'll see how simply by moving around components, individual Elgg users can customize their landing page.We'll also understand Elgg's theming system and create our own themes using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

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Customizing Drupal 6 Interface

by David Mercer | April 2009 | Content Management Drupal Open Source

Working on a site's interface to make it distinctive and attractive not only requires some technical know-how when it comes to Drupal, but as with any design-like task, it also needs some creativity. Your site, at the moment, is fully functional and doesn't look awful it's a bit plain, but it will get the job done. With a bit of effort, creating something entirely new is not out of the question, and Drupal comes with a host of features to make our lives easier.

If, like me, you enjoy working on the more creative aspects of a website, then this is really the article you have been waiting for. It's time to design, plan, and implement the visual environment in which users will be immersed. Creating a pleasing atmosphere in which to interact will certainly do a lot in terms of ensuring users are happy.

This article by David Mercer will discuss the following:

  • Planning a web-based interface
  • CSS
  • Themes
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Customizing and Extending the ASP.NET MVC Framework

by Maarten Balliauw | March 2009 | Microsoft

One of the driving goals for the ASP.NET MVC framework has been to create a flexible framework in which every component can be extended or replaced by a custom solution, whether developed by you or obtained from a third-party vendor. In this article by Maarten Balliauw, you will learn how you can customize and extend the ASP.NET MVC framework.

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Customizing and Extending Apache MyFaces ExtVal

by Bart Kummel | March 2010 | Java Web Development

This article by Bart Kummel, author of Apache MyFaces 1.2 Web Application Development, discusses how we can extend ExtVal by creating our own custom validation strategy. This article is a follow up on Apache MyFaces Extensions Validator, an article by the same author that is an introduction to ExtVal.

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Customizing an Avatar in Flash Multiplayer Virtual Worlds

by Makzan | August 2010 | Open Source Web Graphics & Video

In the previous article we learned about Designing an Avatar in Flash Multiplayer Virtual Worlds, which specified the various techniques and methods for designing an avatar in flash multiplayer

In this article, by Makzan, author of Flash Multiplayer Virtual Worlds, we'll learn how to customize an avatar.

We'll specifically cover:

  • Customizing your avatar
  • Customizing different styles
  • Customizing the color
  • Adding customization to avatar class
  • Designing a customization panel
  • Making our customization panel
  • Integrating the customization into SmartFoxServer
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Customizing a Linux kernel

by Daniel Manchón Vizuete | October 2013 | Open Source

In this article by Daniel Manchón Vizuete, author of Instant Buildroot, we will learn how to customize a Linux kernel using Buildroot. This article is a must-read for users new to embedded software design, but who already have some experience with software development and Linux.

The Linux kernel is a huge project, and it's full of configuration options and device drivers. Usually, we need to tune the kernel in order to add some basic functionality, integrate the drivers of our devices, or reduce the total size disabling the unused functions and drivers. In this article, we will walk through the most common kernel configuration options.

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Customized Effects with jQuery 1.4

by Jonathan Chaffer Karl Swedberg | March 2010 | AJAX Open Source Web Development

The jQuery library provides several techniques for adding animation to a web page. These include simple, standard animations that are frequently used and the ability to craft sophisticated custom effects. In this article by Karl Swedberg and Jonathan Chaffer, authors of jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide, we'll closely examine each of the effect methods, revealing all of the mechanisms jQuery has for providing customised visual feedback to the user.

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Customize your LinkedIn profile headline

by Anmol Jain | June 2013 | Open Source

This article by Anmol Jain from the book Instant LinkedIn Customization How-to, explains how you can customize the headline of your LinkedIn profile and also tells that on updating the headline specifically and regularly can help attract the right audience.

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Customize backend Component in Joomla! 1.5

by Chuck Lanham James Kennard | June 2010 | Joomla! Open Source

Joomla! is one of the world's top open source content management systems. The main sources of the PHP MySQL application's success are its comprehensive extension libraries, which extend Joomla! far beyond content management, and it's very active forums where one can easily tap into the knowledge of other Joomla! users, administrators, and developers.

In this article by Chuck Lanham and James Kennard, author of Mastering Joomla! 1.5 Extension and Framework Development, we will cover:

  • Pagination using JPagination class
  • How to Modify the Submenu
  • The joomla.html library
  • How to Build better layouts and templates
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Customization using ADF Meta Data Services

by | June 2011 | Enterprise Articles Oracle

You know that you can change the way your application looks—and that you can deploy the same application to different users with different visual appearance. But your boss at DMC Solutions would like to be able to sell the XDM application to different customers, offering each of them a slightly different functionality.

Fortunately, ADF makes that easy through a feature known as customization.

This article by Sten E. Vesterli, author of Oracle ADF Enterprise Application Development—Made Simple, explains how to set up an application for customization using ADF Meta Data Services and how to use the special JDeveloper "customization" role to perform the actual customization.

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by Tyler L. Longren | August 2013 | Open Source Web Development

This article by Tyler L. Longren, the author of WordPress Multisite Administration, will guide you in installing and configuring themes and plugins. We'll also go over how to create a custom author-listing directory.

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Customer Management in Joomla! and VirtueMart

by Suhreed Sarkar | April 2009 | Joomla! Content Management e-Commerce Open Source PHP

When the product catalog is ready, it is time to test the user registration and order management functionalities. We are going to discuss how to manage customers and orders in a three part series. This is the first part that covers VirtueMart's Customer Management. In this article by Suhreed Sarkar, we will:

  • Configure the user registration settings for VirtueMart
  • Manage users for a VirtueMart shop
  • Create and manage fields for a customer registration form
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Custom Types in Documentum

by Pawan Kumar | July 2008 | Architecture & Analysis Content Management

In this article by Pawan Kumar, we look at the Custom Types in Documentum. We will see how to manage the custom types by looking at how to create a custom type and modify the custom type. We have also introduced the concept of data dictionary, which stores additional information about custom types.

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Custom Data Readers in Ext JS

by Steve 'Cutter' Blades | January 2009 | AJAX Open Source

Ext JS is an extremely powerful, cross-browser library, providing any developer with a beautiful, consistent set of tools for laying out browser-based applications. But there's a lot more here than just pretty boxes and grids. An application without data is really nothing more than an interactive static page, and our users are going to want to manipulate real information.

Steve Blades, one of the authors of Learning Ext JS follows up with this article on custom data readers.

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Custom Components in Visualforce

by Keir Bowden | October 2013 | Cookbooks Enterprise Articles Web Development

The article Custom Components in Visualforce by Keir Bowden, author of the book Visualforce Development Cookbook, demonstrates how easy it is to build interactive pages using Visualforce. This article also demonstrates how to create custom Visualforce components for re-use across multiple pages.

In this article, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Passing attributes to components
  • Updating attributes in component controllers
  • Passing action methods to components
  • Data-driven decimal places
  • The custom iterator component
  • Setting a value into a controller property
  • Multiselecting related objects
  • Notifying the containing page controller
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