In the upcoming ZK 8.6, we have added a new model – NavigationModel. This model is specialized for navigation. The basic idea comes from our previous small talks: ZK8 Wizard Example and Template Examples – Stepbar Navigation. Because these examples were well received, we decided to add this NavigationModel to the package and refined it […]

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In the upcoming ZK 8.6.0, we have added many new components. Let’s take a look at some of them! Rating We can use <rating> component to allow user rate or display rated score. <rating rating=”9″ max=”10″ /> The orientation can be assigned to vertical or horizontal (horizontal by default). The default rating symbol is a […]

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Introduction In ZK 8.6 we will bring in three new molds for input widgets: Toggle and switch for the checkbox component, and knob for the slider component. With these new molds, we could present our web pages with more implication rather than the normal checked/unchecked or the normal number scoring. The three molds are exclusively designed […]

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​​We noticed an interesting library GoldenLayout and find it useful, so here it is, a flexible and powerful layout component is now presented in ZK 8.6 – the GoldenLayout component. Though ZK already have many useful layout components such as BorderLayout and TableLayout for arranging view, GoldenLayout provides us with more choices for web view layout. ​​GoldenLayout […]

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Introduction In the upcoming ZK 8.6, we will introduce a new layout component: Organigram, and three related components: Orgchildren, Orgitem, Orgnode. Organigram is a root component designed to display organizational chart by using tree data structure. To display a complete chart, we have to also use Orgchildren, Orgitem and Orgnode. These three components are part […]

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When it comes to ZK, “Ajax without Javascript” had been one of its well-known features, that Java developers can build a rich internet application without any knowledge of Ajax and JavaScript. However, in recent years, the trend is changing. You may have already started using some JavaScript libraries/frameworks like Angular, React or Vue.js to create […]

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Introduction The Fragment component is one of the highlights in the upcoming ZK 8.5. It has an experimental offline recovery feature that let developers keep the user input data offline and handle the data online. It will be helpful if you are building a Progressive Web App (PWA) with ZK. Progressive Web App (PWA) Progressive Web App […]

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Introduction ZK 7 is an upcoming big release focusing on HTML5 and CSS3. Themes are now based on LESS, which means that code is now much cleaner and more concise. The greatest value of this change to users is that it is now also very easy to create a new theme. This blog will guide […]

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Introduction Navigation is a key component in a website,  a good navigation design can greatly improve a user’s experience. It not only presents the website’s information briefly, but also helps users locate and link to other pages in the website. Previously in ZK, we provide components like menu, tab, listbox which can be used for navigation […]

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Introduction In general, when we develop a website with ZK, we divide the webpage into header, body and footer with the borderlayout. However, there are times when we can utilize a layout component such as the columnlayout to effectively make use of the space of the page layout. Unlike the borderlayout, when the height of the content is […]

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