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Backbase 4 RIA Development by Sergey Ilinsky, Ghica van Emde Boas

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Styling techniques for GUI widgets

This section talks about CSS and about the two skins available in the Backbase framework—the chameleon skin and the system skin.

We assume that you have experience working with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). You probably did style your web pages by coloring texts and by filling areas with background images, or by drawing borders. Another aspect of using CSS is to specify layout for HTML, which you probably are familiar with too.

In this section, we will cover both aspects, that is, using CSS in Backbase applications as well as other facilities that are available.

Using CSS

CSS helps you to separate visual aspects of the application from its content markup. Generally speaking, you can use CSS to style many properties ...

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