CHAPTER 13Skinning Your WebCenter Applications

“Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder” is a common phrase to explain the difference in aesthetic understanding and the subjective nature of visual appeal. As this is true for everything from art to personal appearance, it is also true for the visual design of software, known as usability, which combines the visual and functional design of an application.

While functional design is driven by the process the application represents and commonly used principals, the visual appeal, more often than not, is often considered less important.

But the market trend has proven that the level of visual appeal has as much impact on the user as the functional design does. All around us we see an emphasis on designing ...

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