Flexible layout options
A new portlet aggregator feature provides a lot of flexibility when it comes to building page layouts, letting us create portlet pages that looked pretty much any way we wanted them to and then save these looks as templates . For users who want to use Liferay more as a content management platform, Version Portal 3.6.1 gains capabilities that make this much easier. A new Journal Content portlet makes it simple for any user to add content directly to the site.Liferay comes with a wide variety of prebuilt portlets. Some of these portlets are business-friendly tools for calendaring, blogging and content creation, while others are probably more suited to personal or nonbusiness portals. Labs Director Jim Rapoza can be contacted at email@example.com. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on image editing and Web publishing tools. Next page: Evaluation Shortlist: Related Products.
On the developer side, Liferay provides a wide array of options beyond standard JSP. Like some other Java-based portals, Liferay Portal 3.6.1 supports JavaServer Faces, which is well-suited to portlet development. Liferay also supports The Apache Software Foundations Velocity engine, a template approach to development that helps separate Web design from Java development.