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Newbie wanting best approach for coding UI when using Struts

 
Harry Brearley
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Hi
i am a relative "newbie" to STRUTS but have played with J2EE, servlets, JSP, JAVA for many years, on and off. What i am starting to realise (sic: slow) is that I really need to make the best and slickest User Interfaces possible to my back end struts engine.
Please advise. What is the best technology, approach, toolsets that you recommend I start to use? I am a bit overwhelmed with choice: Tiles? JSF? Velocity, straight JSP/JSTL... to just to name a few.

Insights greatly appreciated
 
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"wish i was cleverer",

There aren't many rules that you need to worry about here on the Ranch, but one that we take very seriously regards the use of proper names. Please take a look at the JavaRanch Naming Policy and adjust your display name to match it.

In particular, your display name must be a first and a last name separated by a space character, and must not be obviously fictitious.

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My personal preference is just straight scriptless JSP with JSTL.

Big frameworks like Struts, JSF and the like just get in the way.
 
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