I'm in the process of learning Java (my first forray into object oriented programming). I took a program that served a need of mine but was very limited in function, decompiled it, modified it and added a lot of additional options and features. Everything with the program is working great, but I want to change the look and feel of it. Currently it looks like this:
I want it to look more like this mock-up I've created:
I'm sure there is not a quick and easy answer to this. So all I'm really expecting is to be pointed in the right direction and maybe address a couple follow-up questions.