Java Web Framework ZK 7-RC Available Now, New theming system with more HTML 5, CSS 3 & Bootstrap

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Potix announces the release of ZK 7-RC for users to take a first hands-on experience at the company's latest version of their flagship product - ZK framework. Bringing in more HTML, CSS 3 and bootstrap, ZK 7 focuses on improving the theme system to make theme customization easier than ever.

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ZK, the leading open source Java framework for enterprise web applications has announced a release of their latest flagship product - ZK 7 RC. Focusing on improving the theme system, ZK 7 brings with it a more powerful, flexible and simpler theme engine to date combining the ease of CSS 3, LESS and Bootstrap to create the best possible experience.

Leveraging ZK 7, design and development teams will have a much easier job spending less time creating applications which look great and perform better than ever. It is now much easier to create themes from scratch and customize existing themes; bootstrap themes can be used to kick start theme creation saving resources needed to produce great looking themes. The existing default theme has also been simplified, including the DOM structure

Apart from that, ZK 7 also introduces a new theme ‘Atlantic’ adopting the newest trend in User Interface design – flat design, removing gradients, rounded corners and shadows that are used in a lot of the breeze theme. This flat design also gives users an advantage of easier customization without having to take care of those skeuomorphic effects.

Additionally, these changes will make prototyping even easier, ZUL provides a great base for prototyping but with now simplified themes and Bootstrap support meaning it will take less time to produce an impressive application which uses, or is similar to the company's theme.
In addition to theme, ZK 7 also introduces new components and upgrades to old ones including enhanced CSS 3 and HTML 5 support such as a new navigation component set along with performance improvements and more.

To check out ZK 7 and try the RC version, download it here or check out its new features in more detail.

About Potix

Potix Corporation develops and supports ZK, the #1 Java based Ajax solution on, the world's largest open source host. Innovation is the most driving force behind the growing Potix. Potix delivered the first Ajax framework to support Java and Android phones, the first embeddable Ajax spreadsheet, and the first to synergize the power of pure Java, markup and scripting languages.

ZK has more than 1,500,000 downloads since its first release in late 2005. ZK is deployed by a large number of Fortune Global 500 companies, including Barclays, Societe Generale, Swiss RE, eBay, Roche, Deutsche Bank, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Audi, EMC and Toyota, providing them with the ability to rapidly create rich Ajax enterprise level applications.

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