New PrimeFaces Menus Unleashed
January 19, 2011 13 Comments
For the last couple of days, we were busy with improving the menu components (menubar, menu, menubutton and contextmenu) of PrimeFaces. Process of shifting away from YUI towards jQuery has started in PrimeFaces 2.1 and menu components were some of the remaining YUI based components we have ported to themeroller skins in 2.0.x->2.1. As like any other port, some issues came up also we’ve figured out ways to improve the ease of use. PrimeFaces is now integrated with wijmo project which consists of extensions of jQuery UI including menu widget.
Long story short, menus are rewritten, improved and simplified. As a side bonus, ipod style menu is added to menu family.
Quite some time is spent on backwards compatibility, other than dynamic positioned menus, it is backwards compatible.
Live beta demos are available at;