A blurb in the Javalobby newsletter mentioned the Napkin Look and Feel. The purpose behind this is to visually indicate that an application is just a prototype and nothing more, in order to prevent managers from assuming that an application is almost complete when they see a nice-looking prototype. I have to say this is rather ingenious, and I am sure many developers have been in this situation before.

Too bad I don’t usually do any client side development. Maybe a similar effect could be achieved on the server side using CSS.