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

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UI and usability features in Liferay Portal 6

Liferay Portal 6 introduces some major UI and usability features such as Dockbar, Page Templates, and Site Templates, among many other UI improvements.

Concise and convenient navigation

As a design best-practice of portal applications, it is recommended that more portal pages be created with fewer portlets on each page. This is to create less crowded portal pages while improving the performance of each page. As a result of this design philology, it is even more necessary to provide a concise and easy navigation system in a portal application. Fortunately, Liferay Portal provides multiple portlets as easy navigation tools.

Dockbar portlet

As shown in the following screenshot, the Dockbar is a bar of tools ...

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