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SAP Netweaver Portal AJAX Look and Feel – Screenshots

One of the benefits of being a consultant is the opportunity to utilize new technologies. At the start of new installations clients opt to use the newest technologies ( you always want to guide them away from ‘bleeding edge’ technologies.. but that’s a different story ). But there are also some projects which require a consultant to ‘turn back the clock’ and get re-familiar with older projects.

On one of my recent projects, I was luck enough to use a recent release of the SAP Netweaver Portal which has the new AJAX Framework pages and Themes available. I decided to take this opportunity to take some screenshots and share them.

 

Logon Page

 

Whole Portal

 

Detail – Tool Area

 

Detail – Page Header Area

 

Detail – Top Level Navigation (System Administration selected )

 

Detail – Second Level Navigation

 

Detailed – Detailed Navigation

 

One of the big questions that I have taken away from seeing the new look and feel is how easy is it to configure? There are options in the Theme Editor, but most of the selections are to change the graphical components.  

Unfortunately, not everyone adheres to the SAP blue palette. Isn’t it the point of the portal to allow companies to PERSONALIZE it to their own branding?

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Hello Craig,

      Thanks for sharing the screen shots.

      Can you tell us which EP version you used?

      Regards,
      Renato

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      Former Member
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      7.01 SP3

      FYI.. I forgot to mention but to view the AJAX 'look' use the following

      http://www.blah.com:50000/irj/portal/ajax

      Author's profile photo Guillaume GARCIA
      Guillaume GARCIA
      Hi,

      Thanks for sharing.
      Looks a lot like Netweaver Business Client design to me.
      BR,
      Guillaume

      Author's profile photo Aviad Rivlin
      Aviad Rivlin
      Hello Guillaume,

      As mentioned above by Thomas, we at SAP are working recently on alignment of the look & feel of all UI clients. At the end, all UI clients will look the same and customer will have the privilege to decide which UI client to use according to his specific business requirements.

      From a timeline perspective, the Ajax framework page will be available with EhP2 of NetWeaver Portal 7.0.

      Regards,
      Aviad

      Author's profile photo Noël Hendrikx
      Noël Hendrikx
      The new design is so called the SAP Signature Design.

      http://www.sapdesignguild.org/resources/visualdesign_mic.asp

      Regards,

      Noël Hendrikx

      Author's profile photo Guillaume GARCIA
      Guillaume GARCIA
      According to OSS Note 1166135 (https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/1166135), it is only available as of EhP 2  (NW 7.02). I tried on a 7.01 SP4 without sucess...  🙁
      Best regards,
      Guillaume
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      Former Member
      Hi Guillaume,

      The Ajax framework is available in .0.1 SP4.
      Have a llok into portal content -> Standard portal User -> defaultAjaxFramework.

      There is an Ajax desktop there,just add it to your user with the display rules.

      Regards, Gilles.

      Author's profile photo Thomas Hensel
      Thomas Hensel
      Hi,

      just wanted to clarify the availability. We invest quite some efforts for aligning the various SAP clients (e.g. Portal, Business Client, CRM and GUI) and are now step by step introducing the new look & feel into the market. Business Suite 7 customers can already enjoy the new portal design based on the underlying SAP NetWeaver release. The general availability is planned for Enhancement Package 2 of SAP NetWeaver 7.0. (Technical view: there is a new image-based framework page following the new SAP Signature Design, a new rule collection will make sure that the new Framework is launched. Customers can still keep their standard framework as default.)

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      Former Member
      Hi Thomas,

      Thanks for this comment.

      We're currently investigating the usage of the Ajax portal desktop for a customer, but I have some difficulties to find documentation on the newly available features and differences compared to the standard layout.

      Can you help on this ?

      For info, we're using portal 7.01 SP5 and the Ajax desktop works fine.

      Thanks in advance,

      Francois

      Author's profile photo Aviad Rivlin
      Aviad Rivlin
      Documentation will be available with the release of EhP2 of NW 7.0.

      Regards,
      Aviad

      Author's profile photo Guillaume GARCIA
      Guillaume GARCIA
      Hi,

      I may be wrong, but I think the Logon page is not AJAX-theme related. It comes with the EhP 1 automatically whatever theme your user is assigned to.
      Besides, using a /irj/portal/ajax is somehow quite different from theme since at the logon time, the Portal cannot know which time you are going to use, can it?

      Best regards,
      Guillaume

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      Former Member
      The link is not working for me...did anyone tried.
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      I am having older version...so i think it won't work for me..
      Author's profile photo Gregor Wolf
      Gregor Wolf
      Hi Craig,

      I like this new look. Do you know if this design supports the use together with SAP CRM 4.0 or 5.0 with the PC-UI?

      Unfortunately the large icons on the top use a lot of screen real estate. Can I switch them off?

      Best regards
      Gregor

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      Former Member
      Very nice and elegant.
      The content area still looks pale and out of place..
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      The best thing about this is that you can drag and drop the tabs and sequence them the way you want them to be. Isn't that nice?

      Regards,
      Kiran