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Desktop Theme Updated for Liferay 5.0!

Company Blogs April 28, 2008 By Edward Shin Staff

In addition to being visually appealing, the Desktop Theme shows the depth to which Liferay themes can be customized. A lot of work has been done to overhaul the css and javascript, so even if you've already seen version 1.0, it's worth taking another look.




One of the interesting aspects of the theme is that the above screenshots are implemented as color schemes. Each color scheme contains the custom css and images that are different than the base theme. This was made possible by some enhancements made by Nate Cavanaugh and Brian Chan:

Here are some additional features available in the Desktop theme. Sliding arrow:

Embedding the Analog Clock and Date into the Add Content menu:


Taskbar that highlights the selected portlet in the taskbar and brings it to the front of the screen:

Address Bar: Community > Page > Portlet:

Hide all configuration icons other than minimize, maximize and close except on hover:

Customized warning message when the session is expired:

The theme has also been tested to work on ie6, ie7 and ff. If you like this theme, let us know about it, so that we continue to invest time and make improvements to it.

 (Please send any bugs/requests to Peter Shin, the designer of the theme: http://www.liferay.com/web/pshin/home)

Threaded Replies Author Date
And you can even view all these pics as a slide... Brian Chan April 28, 2008 5:15 PM
Thanks Ed! :) This theme shows how easy it is... Peter Shin April 29, 2008 10:57 AM
The side bar to add portlet is not working for... jagaran Das March 1, 2010 2:40 PM
Hi guys! I like this theme very much. I would... Duc Vu October 24, 2013 2:29 AM

And you can even view all these pics as a slide show at http://www.liferay.com/web/eshin/documents

Just go to the Image Gallery portlet, under desktop-theme.
Posted on 4/28/08 5:15 PM.
Thanks Ed! emoticon

This theme shows how easy it is for anyone to customize the look and feel of the portal. Add in a little jQuery and you can create some really nice animation effects like the Desktop Sidebar.

For people who are new to Liferay Themes - a great overview is posted on the Liferay Wiki - http://wiki.liferay.com/index.php/Themes.
Posted on 4/29/08 10:57 AM.
The side bar to add portlet is not working for me.
I am using Liferay 5.1.1 Jboss tomcat 4.2
The theme version is
I cant drag and drop any portlet.
Posted on 3/1/10 2:40 PM in reply to Peter Shin.
Hi guys!
I like this theme very much. I would like to convert it to Liferay 6.x. Could you please give me link to download the resources?
Posted on 10/24/13 2:29 AM.