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

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Chapter 6. Portlet User Interface

Portlets are basic components of a portal page. A good-looking site has to have a well-formatted user interface (UI) for its portlets. This chapter familiarizes you with the following aspects of portlets in Liferay portal:

  • Multiple portlets support
  • Deploying a portlet
  • Portlet and layout
  • Portlet content and portlet template
  • Portlet chrome customization
  • Normal view and maximized view of a portlet
  • AJAX for portlet UI
  • Portable Document Format (PDF) reports and Excel reports
  • Vaadin portlets
  • Common tags in portlets
  • Customizing portlet UI using hook

We will use practical examples to explain these points.

The making of a portlet

A portlet, as the name suggests, is a part of a portal. The making of a portlet is similar to the process ...

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