The resources folder should reside in the webapp(if maven project) or the WebContent folder(if regular Dynamic Web Project), not the META-INF folder as the page at
Jumped the gun to quickly on this one. The docs do actually mention that the first option is the web application root. My apologies, please close this issue.
We're aware of some other shortcomings in our documentation of resources (http://java.net/jira/browse/JAVAEETUTORIAL-49, http://java.net/jira/browse/JAVAEETUTORIAL-53) and are working on fixing them. If you notice more, please let us know.