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Portal Look and Feel - Questions

Hello guys , here are some questions regarding portal look and feel changes and portal configuration would appreciatte if anyone could give me some tips

1) We need to change menu options, instead of the default values ( System Admin , Content ) we want to create a new " Menu"

Example: Members , Teams , Rooms and define specific iview's to respond to the menu option

How can i achiev this ?

1.2) While having a complete new Menu , we want to change all SAP default stuff to a safe place ( content admin etc .. ). Probably having this in a complete different framework would be a good ideia?

2) The focus of the project we are working on is to show everything is possible regarding look and feel changes so we have to complete copy a website (company website) to a SAP Portal . When i mean copy i really mean copy the customer wants nothing else . Would this be considered a external facing portal?

3) Is there any javascript framework to work with SAP Portal?

4) Theme Editor Preview Seems to always use the default sap components ( example if you are using a diferent framework , but change bgcolor in masthead , it will show you in preview the sap default component and not yours ) is it possible to change this?

4.1) Design Question : Is it possible to add a small icon preview on custom made themes? like SAP default themes have when you enter the Theme Editor?

5) one of my components will have a image that will keep switching depending on the menu option the user is . Would it be possible to have somehow this portal component always listenning to a portal event(how to create one?).

Thanks guys

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You need to define roles to which you assign your worksets. The workset (or role itself) should then be made an entry point and made visible in the navigation. Keep in mind, the hierarchy of your role->workset(s)->page(s) also define the navigation hierarchy. Have a look at for more info on how roles/navigation can be defined

With relatively simple effort, the portal can mimic the look and feel of the current web site using the Theme Editor, by using the current corporate fonts/colors and maybe image tweaking for buttons, tabs etc. and a customized page layout template.

However, if you want an exact mirrored look and feel, be ready for some heavy customizing/creation of elements such as a custom masthead, navigation iViews, custom iView trays, and maybe even additional CSS scripting/hacking


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