December 19th, 2009 by Lincoln Baxter III

JSFSummit 2009: PrettyFaces makes an Appearance

PrettyFaces went on the road and presented at JSFSummit 2009 (Dec 1st – 5th, Orlando, FL,) and for those of you who missed it, here are the slides. The presentation wasn’t recorded, but the slides alone are a good read. If you are interested in JavaServer Faces, Url Rewriting, or SEO and best practices, this presentation is for you!

November 6th, 2009 by Lincoln Baxter III

SEO for Business Marketers, Bloggers, and Everyone

I’m no SEO expert, but in growing my own brand, I’ve come to learn some crucial concepts, perhaps not entirely technical, but more social and practical in nature. I can’t and won’t try to tell you that google ranks your pages better if you use certain words and put them in a specific order. But by using common sense, there are a few things we can all do to make our lives easier, and more visible.

September 30th, 2009 by Lincoln Baxter III

PrettyFaces: Hear about it at JSFSummit!

OcpSoft co-founder Lincoln Baxter will be speaking about PrettyFaces at JSFSummit, in Orlando FL – Dec 1st-4th, 2009.

The Presentation covers PrettyFaces basics, Search Engine Optimization, Rethinking Navigation, and Dynamic ViewIds:
August 30th, 2009 by Lincoln Baxter III

Calling All PrettyFaces Users!

Are you using PrettyFaces on a project you can share about?

Looking for real-world experiences:
  • How has PrettyFaces helped you or your team?
  • What would you change if you could (you can)?
  • If you would like to share, show us your work of art!
Email to: Thank you! PS – In addition: If you’d like to be added to our new “People using PrettyFaces” page, also send a logo and a short description of your product or company!
August 24th, 2009 by Lincoln Baxter III

PrettyFaces JSF1.1 UrlRewriting Support – Released


A new version of PrettyFaces for JSF1.1 (historical support) is now available for download. This version is feature-complete, but we are looking for feedback on compatibility and functionality that may be broken with various implementations, so please post comments!
June 13th, 2009 by Lincoln Baxter III

PrettyFaces 1.2.4_GA and 2.0.1_GA Released


New versions of PrettyFaces for JSF1.2 and JSF2.0 are now available for download:
March 18th, 2009 by Lincoln Baxter III

PrettyFaces v1.1.x, v1.2.x, v2.0.x Docs (legacy)


Setting up PrettyFaces is simple.
March 18th, 2009 by Lincoln Baxter III

PrettyFaces v1.2.2 Docs


Setting up PrettyFaces is simple.
February 4th, 2009 by Lincoln Baxter III

Ocpsoft PrettyFaces is in Maven!

Maven JSF users can be relieved, PrettyFaces is now in the Maven central repository: To include PrettyFaces in a Maven project, add the following dependency to your POM.

<dependency> <groupId>com.ocpsoft</groupId> <artifactId>ocpsoft-pretty-faces</artifactId> <version>{version}</version> </dependency>

Special thanks to Ryan DeLaplante at for helping me get this set up! He wrote the initial POM and helped me to get started learning Maven… now I’m hooked.
January 3rd, 2009 by Lincoln Baxter III

JSF 2.0 – Bookmark Extension for Pretty URL Mapping

It didn’t make it…

Well folks, for those of you who were hoping JSF 2.0 would contain the URL rewriting tools that many had asked for, unfortunately it looks like it’s not going to make it into the official spec. Bookmarking a page, or pages in JSF has been a heavily requested feature, but according to this discussion, is currently out of scope.

But that’s ok…

The PrettyFaces JSF Bookmark extension has been updated for JSF 2.0, and is ready for public preview (download below).