The adoption of the Java Look and Feel Design Guidelines has contributed to a consistent user interface that gives Java applications a recognizable, uniform design. However, the distinctions between interface designers and developers in today's Internet application development environment are increasingly blurred. Most developers also design applications, though few are solely dedicated to interface design tasks. With this situation in mind, the second edition of this award-winning book includes : • New, updated, and expanded guidelines, • A companion CD-ROM with code samples and a large collection of graphics designed for use with Java Foundation Classes (JFC) components, • A comprehensive list of terms translated into nine languages.
The Java Look and Feel Design Guidelines, Second Edition, continues to be an invaluable resource for creating cross-platform Java applications and applets with the JFC components. The book covers design concepts underlying the Java look and feel and techniques for managing cross-platform delivery, applets, accessibility, and internationalization. It introduces the visual design and behavior provided with the Java look and feel and provides instruction in the design of application graphics. Reference chapters discuss windows, dialog boxes, menus, toolbars, basic controls, text components, tables, and tree components.