Enhancing the SAP E-Commerce UI to reflect your company’s branding helps you provide a Web shop that is unique and identifiable. Creating these enhancements, however, can be challenging. See how to develop one type of enhancement — an hourglass that alerts your Web shop users when the system is processing a request. Also, learn how you can obtain the coding for this enhancement to share with your Java/J2EE development team.
Java 2, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) provides functionality to develop and extend Web-based applications. Part of this functionality includes J2EE filters, which the system uses to react to incoming requests from a client Web browser. You can use these filters for areas such as authentication/authorization, advanced logging, or the control of a request response.
In addition to functional extensions of the SAP E-Commerce application, one of our customers’ main requests is for adjustments to the user interface (UI) so that it adheres to their individual corporate identities’ rules and guidelines. Besides the simple replacement of images and colors, companies often want to achieve a higher level of individuality and flexibility by introducing new UI elements — for example, table sorters or breadcrumbs that direct you through a path in the UI.