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Liferay User Interface Development by Frank Yu, Xinsheng Chen, Jonas X. Yuan

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Summary

In this chapter, we have discussed some of the advanced aspects of theme development in Liferay portal 6. In particular, we have learned that:

  • A theme developer can specify the value of the theme.parent property to create a theme based on an existing theme
  • By adding color schemes to a theme, we get variations of a single theme
  • A theme designer can hide the portlet borders by changing a theme setting or through configuration in the portlet UI
  • There are different ways to embed instanceable and non-instanceable portlets in a theme
  • It is easier to upgrade a theme based on a theme that is already running in the target version
  • FreeMarker-template-based themes are now available in Liferay
  • To write a good theme, a designer should pay attention to coding ...

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