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Themes for my application

naveen joyce
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Hi all,

I am developing an application in jsp for my client.My requirement is to apply 3 to 4 themes to my entire application.I need to include those themes in a select option so that whenever user selects any one of them that theme has to be applied.Can any one help me with the code in jsp???





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Bear Bibeault
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Use the value of the dropdown to include a different set of css files to apply the different themes.


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Jeanne Boyarsky
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The major steps I can think of are:
1) Create a CSS file using the same id/class names for each theme.
2) Make sure your JSPs don't have any hard coded formatting info and only use the common id/class names in the theme css files
3) Build a way to let the user change themes.
4) Store the currently selected theme somewhere (maybe in the HttpSession - unless you need to remember it between visits in which case you need to store it in a cookie or the database)


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