Today's users expect a lot of functionality in their Web applications. Portal application users are no exception. What is a portal developer to do? The answer: Use the Dojo toolkit to create compelling, interactive portal application user interfaces that excite your users. This entertaining article shows you how to configure, integrate, and leverage the Dojo Toolkit to make your portal applications that run on IBM® WebSphere® Portal V6 come alive!
In this article
- Understand your options for embedding Dojo into your portal application.
- Use custom Dojo-enabled themes.
- Follow specific steps to include Dojo capabilities in your portal application.
- Address specific application requirements for portals that use Dojo.
- Work with AJAX style ccommunications from portlets to host services.
- Build in internationalization capabilites.
- Add some style to your visual Dojo dijits.
- Work with Dojo events.
- Create custom modules.
- Learn by example, using the included downloadable code samples.
Until recently, developers had to use proprietary plug-ins or secondary languages to add the type of Rich Internet Application (RIA) features that Web 2.0 users have come to expect in a Web application. These languages can be heavyweight, require installation by the user, and are often problematic in cross-browser and cross-platform environments.
|Article in PDF format||0711_bishop-Dojo-and-WP6.pdf||983 KB|
|Code samples||DojoPortal_pxi.zip||167 KB|