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PrimeFaces Cookbook by Mert Çalışkan, Oleg Varaksin

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Chapter 2. Theming Concept

In this chapter we will cover:

  • Understanding structural and skinning CSS
  • Installing themes
  • Customizing theme styles
  • Customizing default styles on input components
  • Adjusting the font and size throughout the web application
  • Why does the theme look different in Internet Explorer?
  • Simple ways to create a new theme
  • Default stateless theme switcher
  • Alternative stateful theme switchers

Introduction

In this chapter, readers will be introduced to PrimeFaces themes and the concepts involved. Later on, we will build on these concepts to learn the theming of the PrimeFaces components. The theming concept used in PrimeFaces is similar to the jQuery ThemeRoller CSS Framework (http://jqueryui.com/themeroller). All PrimeFaces components are ...

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