Custom Hourglass Reassures Web Shop Users

  • by Patrick Hey, Manager/Senior Consultant, SYCOR GmbH
  • Ludwig Hunecke, Development Consultant, SYCOR GmbH
  • November 15, 2007
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.
Key Concept

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.

Patrick Hey

Patrick Hey is a manager/senior consultant at the SYCOR GmbH with more than five years of SAP E-Commerce experience. After studying commercial information technology, he started his career with the design and implementation of solutions in various subject areas of business applications. Today he is responsible for a team of 12 consultants, developers, and solution architects who create solutions based on SAP E-Commerce 3.1/4.0/5.0, SAP WebDynpro, SAP NetWeaver Portal, and SAP NetWeaver Process Integration.

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Ludwig Hunecke

Ludwig Hunecke is a development consultant working at SYCOR GmbH. His daily work focuses on solutions within the range of SAP E-Commerce, SAP WebDynpro, JSE/J2EE, and SAP NetWeaver Development Infrastructure. In the past four years, Ludwig has designed and implemented diverse requirements for multiple customer projects.

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