bdg takes Wind River live on Plumtree 5.0.4J

All of us at bdg are very pleased to announce that our very own Andrew Morris has led Wind River to a successful launch of 5.0.4J on their corporate extranet with an extremely slick and highly customized UI. In fact, the UI is so good that if it weren’t for the portal/server.pt in the URL, you seriously wouldn’t know that it’s a Plumtree Portal!

To pull this off, Andrew leveraged bdg’s extensive knowledge of Plumtree UI customization (especially pluggable navigation) in Java along with a boatload of Plumtree Content Server magic. Up until now, I thought SunTrust was the most creative Plumtree 5x deployment in terms of UI tweaking, but this one trumps it. By a lot. If you don’t believe me, take a look for yourself.

CSS — who knew?

I went to the final set of sessions at NVSS today which included a gem of a presentation by Eitan Suez, a Java programmer who also happens to be a CSS master. I had no idea you could you accomplish so much with CSS. For example, a lot of what I thought I had to do with Javascript and innerHTML() can be done with the CSS visibility attribute. Visit Eitan’s CSS Repertoire to find out more. Another site brought up during the talk was the CSS Zen Garden — a must see!