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Liferay Portal 5.2 Systems Development by Jonas Yuan

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Chapter 9. Developing Layout Templates and Themes

Our web sites www.bookpubstreet.com and www.bookpubworkshop.com are made up of a great amount of pages. Each page consists of a set of portlets with a specific look and feel specified by themes. Moreover, all of the portlets in a page are arranged via layout templates. Normally, themes specify the overall look and feel of these web sites; whereas, layout templates specify the arrangement of portlets in pages. Generally speaking, a theme is a user interface design that makes the portal more user friendly and visually pleasing.

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 ...

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