PrimeFaces Theme Development

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Learn
  • Use Maven to create JSF Projects
  • Create a custom theme using JQuery UI tools
  • Package your theme for distribution and use your PrimeFaces-based web applications as drop in libraries
  • Develop additional dynamic look and feel elements that themes do not already supply
  • Apply look and feel elements dynamically to views without causing page refreshes
  • Reduce code repetition by applying page templates to your JSF project
About

Developing stunning themes for web applications has never been easier! PrimeFaces delivers a powerful set of features that enables JSF developers to create and customize awesome themes on the web. It is very easy to use because it comes as a single JAR file and requires no mandatory XML configuration. With more than 30 out-of-the-box themes, jQuery integration, a mobile UI toolkit, Ajax Push technology, and much more, PrimeFaces takes JSF application development to a whole new level!

This book is a hands-on example-rich guide to creating and customizing PrimeFaces themes using available tools.

Beginning with creating a JSF project and integrating the PrimeFaces library, this book will introduce you to the features of theme components, how these are structured, and how PrimeFaces uses JQuery UI to apply a theme to your application. You will learn to examine and change the CSS rules and get creative by setting standard icons and adding new icons to them. You will use a combination of JavaScript and CSS to enhance your application with help of scheduler component and go on to adapt and package your custom theme so that it is compatible with the Resource Manager.

Finally, you will explore PrimeFaces mobile apps, ensuring themes are compatible with your mobile applications best practices for theme design.

Features
  • Build PrimeFaces themes that meet the industry standards
  • Customize your themes for mobile web applications with PrimeFaces Mobile
  • A precise, example-oriented guide to help you create interesting themes using the PrimeFaces tools
Page Count 224
Course Length 6 hours 43 minutes
ISBN 9781783988686
Date Of Publication 3 Nov 2015

Authors

Sudheer Jonna

Sudheer Jonna was born in Nellore, India. Currently, he works as a senior software engineer in Singapore. He completed his master's degree in computer applications from JNTU University. In the past few years, he has worked on building various Java and JavaScript web applications based on JSF, PrimeFaces, Struts, Spring, REST, jQuery, Angular, React, and VueJS. He has also worked on many JavaEE and API development technologies, such as JPA (Hibernate), EJB, GraphQL, and Sequelize.

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He is the founder of GeekoTek company and is a longtime JSF and Prime products expert. He is also a project member of the PrimeFaces, PrimeFaces Extensions, and PrimeNG open source projects. He is the author of three other Packt books, titled Learning PrimeFaces Extension Development, PrimeFaces BluePrints, and PrimeFaces Theme Development. He has worked as a technical reviewer on a few books. He is a regular speaker, trainer, reviewer, blogger, organizer, and active member of public forums. He is interested in R&D on the latest technologies.

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He shares his knowledge through his personal website. You can follow him on Twitter with the handle @SudheerJonna.

Andy Bailey

Andy Bailey is a middle-aged Java enthusiast. He has been involved in Java development since the humble beginnings of Java 1.0.1 in 1995. He thoroughly enjoys challenges even more so now than ever.

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He has had a varied career, including extended employment with the UK Ministry of Defence, youth outreach programs as a volunteer, and a volunteer paramedic.

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After gaining a degree in computer science with artificial intelligence from the University of Sussex, he immigrated to Germany in 1996. He learned how to speak and write in German while being involved in projects as diverse as 24/7 multimedia live streaming and buffering free multimedia playback to design, develop, and build systems to control, monitor, and analyze data collected from gaming machines in a widely distributed environment.

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This is his first publication. However, he has helped review other publications, including PrimeFaces Cookbook.