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Filthy Rich Clients: Developing Animated and Graphical Effects for Desktop Java™ Applications by Romain Guy, Chet Haase

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Chapter 19. Birth of a Filthy Rich Client

CREATING a good-looking, easy-to-use application requires a lot of work. The previous chapters provided you with the technical knowledge you need to build such applications, but programming is not enough. Visual design plays a crucial role in the birth of a Filthy Rich Client.

This book cannot pretend to fulfill the role of a user interface design library. However, we can at least show you how we created the Aerith demo that you have already seen screenshots of in the previous chapters. Our hope is to deliver tips that will help you get from a design scribbled on a piece of paper to a functional Java program.

Aerith

Aerith was born at Sun Microsystems as a demo for JavaOne 2006, the largest Java conference ...

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