In my post a couple of weeks back I mention the article on developer works that shows you how to make your Notes applications look and feel like Notes 8 mail. My question is how important is this and I wonder how widely it will be used going forward in the field. Some reasons why I see this as a good move is you get a common look and feel for your applications with Mail. You also get “skinning” for free because the Java views use the new theme preference which can be changed or extended. In my mind this is a huge leap in Notes 8.x because now all applications in the Notes platform can look like they were developed for same platform (or made for the one company, like branding).