In case you missed it, one of the most talked about topics at Oracle OpenWorld was the new Oracle Alta UI. There was a lot of buzz around how cool the new Oracle cloud based applications and services user interface is.
Oracle Alta UI is what creates these type of interfaces, and the great news for you is that you can actually start leveraging this immediately in your ADF and MAF development
Oracle Alta UI was officially announced at Oracle OpenWorld - have a read to understand what is about.
All the information you need to start implementing the Oracle Alta UI in your applications is at http://bit.ly/oraclealta
The Oracle Alta UI is based on four key prinicpals
If you want to see a quick demo of an ADF Faces Alta based UI see the WorkBetter Alta demo application. And don't forget to also resize the browser window to see how we do responsive design.
We have a page with the basic instructions for turning on Alta in your ADF 12.1.3 applications.
At OOW we also had a technical session about Alta - you can find the slides for it here.
One thing to keep in mind - while you can turn on the Alta skin for existing applications, to get the full UI experience you should probably start with a re-design of the UI. Remember Alta is not just about the colors - it is about the interaction!