RichFaces comes with the following skins:
To use a skin, all you need to do is set the name in web.xml file:
Suppose you like the skin, but you want to make some small changes to it. Here is what to do.
- Unzip richfaces-impl-3.2.x.GA.jar file. All the skin files are under META-INF/skin
- Take the skin you want to modify and save it under a different name in the root of your Java source folder. For example rubycustom.skin.properties
- Open the file and change the parameter you need. For example, changing the general font from 11px to 14px:
then just set the new skin in web.xml file:
Save and restart the server.
Starting with RichFaces 3.2.1, this process has become simpler. You still create a new custom skin file under Java source, and specify which skin to extend:
this means the skin is based on ruby skin. Next, you just over write the parameter that you need. In this example, it would look like this:
There is a full chapter on skinnability and various customization options in my upcoming book Practical RichFaces.