The Escenic Widget Framework is an add-on product for the Escenic Content Engine that greatly simplifies the process of designing publications. Without the Widget Framework, publication design requires considerable HTML and JSP programming skills. With the Widget Framework, publications can be designed using a drag-and-drop interface in Escenic Content Studio (the Escenic content editor).

This manual is a user guide for:

  • Template developers who want to extend/modify the Widget Framework to fit their needs

  • System administrators who are installing the Widget Framework

  • Publication designers who want to use the Widget Framework to design Escenic publications

The prerequisites for using this manual are:

  • You have some knowledge of HTML, CSS, JSP, Javascript and Java (but you don't necessarily need to know all of these technologies to find the manual useful)

  • You are familiar with the general structure of Escenic publications

  • You know how to use Content Studio for editorial purposes

  • You know how to create new Escenic publications