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Color Themes

Color Themes

Appies can be customized in many ways, one of which is color themes. A color theme (or scheme) is a series of colors that make up the Appies application.  These colors include link colors, page colors, background colors, table colors, and button colors.  Appies comes with several default or "stock" themes to choose from, however you can set your own colors and create your own themes. 
 
 Technical Note...

Appies uses some style sheets which are not supported by the Netscape (or some other) browsers.  If one of these browsers are used, the form buttons will appear the standard gray color.

Server Owner's Only: As an Appies server owner, your color theme you use for the main Appies Account will serve as the default color scheme for all accounts you setup on your server.  Additionally, only the server owner can upload a custom logo to replace the Appies logo in the upper left hand corner.  Any themes created by the server owner via the master Appies account will be available to all users on the server.

Selecting a theme. Start by visiting "My_Account" >> "Color Themes". There you will see the default setting for your current color theme.  Select a new theme to view in the "Select a New Theme" pull down menu then click the "select theme" button. The new color theme will be inserted in the fields and Appies will change to the color theme selected.  However, this is only for viewing and the theme is not being used.  To use the theme, after selecting it, click the "update color scheme settings" button to use the theme and save the settings.

Creating a new theme. You can create a new theme by using any theme as a base for your new theme.  Just substitute the colors you wish to use and at the bottom of the page enter a "Theme Name" for your new theme.  This can be any valid name containing alphanumeric characters (a-z and 0-9) only.  Click "update color theme settings" to save the setting under your new name.

 Technical Note...

As the server owner, your saved themes will be available to all users on the server.  If you are not the server owner, your saved themes will be saved in your local directory and only accessible by you.

 Be Careful...

Server owners: if you make changes to any of the standard Appies themes be sure to save the changes under a new name otherwise they will be overwritten at the next Appies update.

 

 

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