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Theme Customization and Branding – J2EE Architecture
This article describes how to customize the out-of-the-box standard J2EE 8.1
Quickr Theme, and to modify it to better match your organizations' corporate
As a starting point, we begin with this “look and feel” for Quickr, namely
the standard 8.1 Quickr place theme. We illustrate how to arrive at a
customized example Quickr place for the fictitious ITSO Millenia
Corporation, shown in the image below.
Figure a.1 – Customized theme developed in this example
This article provides an analysis of the Quickr page layout and themes which
make up a Quickr page, then provides a step-by-step instruction on how to
complete this customization.
Goals and scope of theme customization for this example
Quickr themes allow you to add your unique graphic identity and look and
feel to your application, while the Quickr server handles all the
Within this section of the wiki, accomplish the following:
- We first explain what a theme is and which elements it contains,
including the stylesheet files, java script files, images, color palette and
layout components such as HTML and JSP. We will also include reference
information for Quickr skin.
- We then walk through the steps to get an existing theme modified, and how
to upload it once the modification process is complete. As a context for the
example, we discuss the process we used when creating the theme for our sample
company ITSOMillennia Consulting .
- In the last section, deployment of customized theme using XMLAccess and
the admin console is provided.
Abstract - This article is the introduction to a series of articles, describing how to customize the out-of-the-box standard J2EE 8.1 Quickr Theme, and to modify it to better match your organizations' corporate identity.