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Niall Loughnane
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Hi,

what are the best Java Frontend Technolgoies for developing website frontends?

I'm thinking of using JavaScript, CSS and HTML but is there any good technologies for doing these together?

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Bear Bibeault
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I'm not sure exactly what you are asking.

Yes, the combination of HTML, CSS and JavaScript are the technologies to be used for front-end web development.

Are you asking about libraries such as jQuery or Dojo that help to make such development easier? Or perhaps GWT that will auto-generate a front-end from Java code? Or...?


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Niall Loughnane
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GWT is good but a drawback of it is that it needs the users browser to be GWT compatibile or a GWT plug-in to be downloaded,

what libraries are good for making front end development easier?
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Niall Loughnane wrote:GWT is good but a drawback of it is that it needs the users browser to be GWT compatibile or a GWT plug-in to be downloaded,

Absolutely not. It generates HTML, CSS and JavaScript that can run in any modern browser. That said, I am not a fan, but it can be appropriate in certain circumstances.

what libraries are good for making front end development easier?


Well, I'm obviously a big fan of jQuery.
Niall Loughnane
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is JQuery good for the appearance of web pages or is it more used for JavaScript functionality?
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jQuery UI has front-end widgets and themes. But if you are looking for a WYSIWYG tool, I have nothing.
 
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