The Java look and feel is the default cross-platform appearance and behavior for use in all JFC-based Java applications. The design of the Java look and feel has gone through several iterations. Many of the modifications to the design have been driven by suggestions made by you, the Java developer community. This interactive design effort has helped to produce a superior design and ensure that it meets the needs of real-world application development.
Below you will find links to some informative articles on the subject. We recommend starting with the high level spec for the Java look and feel.
Additionally, we have just released the Java Look and Feel Design Guidelines. This is a thorough resource in which you will find essential information about human interface design for applications and applets written in the Java programming language.
For more information, send email to the
Java Software Human Interface Group