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ICEfaces 1.8 by Rainer Eschen

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Interface layout

Before we can implement a user interface, we have to create a design. We can differentiate between:

  • The layout design: Defines the logical output sections of a web application
  • The navigation design: Defines how to use the web application
  • The skin design: Defines how a web application looks

Create drafts with a mockup tool

A pencil and a sheet of paper are the right tools to create a first draft. However, with more than one iteration, the redesign process becomes tedious. Even if you scan your paperwork and re-edit your design with a graphical editor, the process is not really handy.

Alternatively, you can use a Graphical User Interface(GUI) designer. A lot of IDEs deliver one, but if the result cannot be used in development, you ...

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