Liferay 6.2 User Interface Development

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Learn
  • Set up Liferay IDE for rapid development of plugins
  • Use Compass to write Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets
  • Develop a responsive theme
  • Integrate Google Analytics in a theme
  • Create a page layout that responds to the change in width of the browser screen
  • Write generic-style portlets, Spring MVC portlets, and Vaadin portlets
  • Use jQuery, Ext JS, and Dojo Toolkit in a portlet
  • Develop a portlet using tools like OpenXava
  • Create an image gallery with Alloy UI
  • Construct an Alloy UI video player
  • Use Liferay tags for rich page rendering
  • Develop a mobile user interface, create reports, and enable searching
About

Liferay employs a specialized theming system that allows you to change the look and feel of the user interfaces. Liferay Portal provides layout templates in order to describe how various columns and rows are arranged to display portlets. It also provides themes that can be used to customize the overall look and feel of web sites and web pages. As a developer, by using the right tools to create and manipulate themes with Liferay Portal 6.2, you can get your site to look any way you want it to; however the Liferay theming system can be difficult to get started with. This practical guide is a well organized manual to help you get started with Liferay as a programmer.

"Liferay 6.2 User Interface Development" will show you the efficient ways to develop custom user interface components for a Liferay Portal website. You will learn how to create themes, write page layouts, develop portlets, and use Alloy User Interface widgets. This book will prepare you with a full set of tools and skills for the development of Liferay user interfaces.

"Liferay 6.2 User Interface Development" guides you through the components of the Liferay Portal user interface step-by-step.The Liferay tags, analysis of the Alloy UI widgets, and the anatomy of a theme are explained in detail. Explanations are accompanied with screenshots and code that executes smoothly. This book explains how the components are rendered one after another into a complete HTML file.

You will learn how to create and upgrade a theme, how to write a responsive page layout and how to develop generic-style portlets, Spring MVC portlets, and Vaadin portlets. The book will help you in using Alloy UI, jQuery, Ext JS, and Dojo Toolkit in Liferay.

By the end of this book, you will have gained experience in developing all the user interface components for the Liferay Portal and know the latest ways of using tags, composing widgets, and writing Ajax calls and developing portlets, page layouts, and themes efficiently.

Features
  • Create eye-catching themes, develop responsive layouts, and write portlets with various technologies that ensure efficiency and performance
  • Showcase the latest features in the user interface of Liferay 6.2 and provide solutions to real problems on recent projects
  • Implement Alloy User Interface to achieve the best page appearance and generate reports
  • This comprehensive guide is packed with screenshots for illustration and a lot of code examples that are ready to run
Page Count 356
Course Length 10 hours 40 minutes
ISBN 9781782162346
Date Of Publication 25 Nov 2013

Authors

Jonas X. Yuan

Jonas X. Yuan is a Chief Architect of ForgeLife LLC and an expert on Liferay Portal, e-commerce, and Content Management Systems (CMS). As an open source community contributor, he has published five Liferay books from 2008 to 2012. He is also an expert on Liferay integration with Ad Server OpenX, different search engines, enterprise content including videos, audio, images, documents, and web contents, and other technologies, such as BPM Intalio and Business Intelligence Pentaho, LDAP, and SSO. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Zurich, where he focused on Integrity Control in federated database systems. He earned his M.S. and B.S. degrees from China, where he conducted research on expert systems for predicting landslides. Previously, he worked as a Project Manager and a Technical Architect in Web GIS (Geographic Information System). He is experienced in Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and has deep, hands-on skills in J2EE technologies. He developed a BPEL (Business Process Execution Language) engine called BPELPower from scratch at the NASA data center. As the chief architect, Dr. Yuan successfully led and launched several large-scale Liferay/Alfresco e-commerce projects for millions of users each month. He has worked on the following books: Liferay Portal Enterprise Intranets, 2008; Liferay Portal 5.2 Systems Development, 2009; Liferay Portal 6 Enterprise Intranets, 2010; Liferay User Interface Development, 2010; Liferay Portal Systems Development, 2012.

Xinsheng Chen

Xinsheng Chen is a web application architect. He holds an MS degree in Computer Science from California State University, San Bernardino. His focus was on online banking applications. He also has a Bachelor's degree from Wuhan University, China. Mr. Chen was previously a QA engineer working at VMware, Inc. He later led a team in developing four educational computer games for a Florida school district. Mr. Chen has rich experience in J2EE technologies. He also has extensive experience in Content Management Systems (CMS), including Alfresco. He has worked on 23 Liferay Portal projects. He is also the co-author of Liferay Beginner's Guide and Liferay User Interface Development.