New Synthetica BlackEye Look and Feel

Its always nice to see new Swing Look and Feels. Nice looking new theme for Synthetica. Link: Synthetica BlackEye Highlights Synthetica is based on same Synth Look and Feel that Nimbus is. There are some very neat features which we are supporting in JavaFX like...

Time to close the polls

It seemed like it was time to close the polls, I don’t think there is a clear answer across all platforms. On windows there is a clear winner for the native look and that makes sense as Windows LAF has had a huge amount of work put into it over that last 5 years...

Breakdown of what should be default LAF for Java 7

After watching the voting and reading the comments I have noticed two things: First is from 30 votes to 800 votes the percentages have hardly changed which means we seem to be falling on a conclusion. Native LAF has varied from 59% to 63% so nothing major and is a...

Which Look and Feel should be default in Java 7

The other day I was discussing with colleagues if Nimbus should be the default LAF(Look and Feel) for Swing application. The current default LAF is Ocean which is a spiced up theme for Metal which has been the Swing default LAF since the beginning. It feels like with...

Nimbus: The New Face of Swing – JavaOne 2008

I am just reviewing the submissions for JavaOne 2009 and was looking back at what we did for JavaOne 2008 and noticed Sun has posted the slides with audio from our session on Nimbus last year. So if you are interested in Nimbus and were not fortunate enough to be...