Light is an easy-to-use, lightweight, open source portal development framework. The framework is based on Java and Ajax and can be plugged into any Java-based Web application. Light can also be used as an independent portal application.
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Light supports multiple layouts, portal personalization and security, internationalization and custom as well as conventional window styles and drop-down menus. A portal based on Light can be used to create specialized applications and databases for Web sites that can be served from within a single portal and tailored to meet the specific needs of individual users. A Light portal can be enabled and disabled at will by the user for access to a personalized portal or a more standard business interface.
Jianmin Liu, a Web Application developer based in Winnipeg, Canada, is the founder and core developer of the Light Portal project. Project leaders select developers from within the community on an invitation-only basis.