Wednesday, 5 September 2007
Scheming with Themes
themes. I've not done much with themes since Workplace Services Express,
so it's been a fun time,
First thing I'd recommend anyone do is read this redpaper: -
IBM WebSphere Portal Express - Customizing Portal Express for Small to Medium Business
because it's got an excellent chapter (2) on theming, and shows how
easily the out-of-the-box Express theme can be modified if you're merely
looking to add a customer's logo into your portal.
Having done that, I started to dig a little deeper, and got into some of
the underlying Cascading Stylesheets (CSS). This is where I'm a little (
OK, a lot ) rusty, so I had great fun playing with the
default.properties file, which is referred to by many other JSPs.
It's important to remember to switch on dynamic JSP reloading; this
allows you to change things and see the effects of your changes, without
restarting the portal each time.
for further information.
As with all things, backup, backup, backup and keep a track of your changes - change something, test something.
This section of the Information Center may also help: -
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