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Design with GWT

Antonio Kobashikawa Carrasco
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Joined: Jun 12, 2007
Posts: 1
I understand GWT produces complete ajax aplication from java code.
How can we fit graphic designer role in GWT paradigm?


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John Mikhail
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Joined: Jun 03, 2005
Posts: 20
If the graphic designer knows CSS, then you're set, since most of the layout and L&F can be tweaked through CSS (assuming the developer set all the css tags when building the application)
Robert Hanson
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Joined: May 11, 2007
Posts: 34
If you are using GWT widgets to build the entire app, then yes, CSS is the way to go. Each of the core widgets has a CSS class associated with it, and GWT allows you to add additional CSS classes to panels/widgets as needed.

The other way is to mix GWT code with HTML content. A GWT app doesn't need to take over the whole page, it might only be contained in a single DIV in the page. They designer would design everything in the page, except the area where the GWT app will appear, then uses CSS to style the app.


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