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Confessions of an APEX Design Geek
Confessions of an APEX Design Geek
Confessions of an APEX Design Geek
Confessions of an APEX Design Geek
Confessions of an APEX Design Geek
Confessions of an APEX Design Geek
Confessions of an APEX Design Geek
Confessions of an APEX Design Geek
Confessions of an APEX Design Geek
Confessions of an APEX Design Geek
Confessions of an APEX Design Geek
Confessions of an APEX Design Geek
Confessions of an APEX Design Geek
Confessions of an APEX Design Geek
Confessions of an APEX Design Geek
Confessions of an APEX Design Geek
Confessions of an APEX Design Geek
Confessions of an APEX Design Geek
Confessions of an APEX Design Geek
Confessions of an APEX Design Geek
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Confessions of an APEX Design Geek

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  • 1. Confessions of an APEX Design Geek Christian Rokitta themes4apex
  • 2. Warning My personal view on web design as an APEX developer!
  • 3. Promise YOU can do what I do!
  • 4. Confession I’m not a webdesigner!
  • 5. Topics • The APEX Template Framework • Skills • Tools • Specifications • Techniques
  • 6. SQL; PL/SQL; APEX Templates <HTML/> {CSS} JavaScript(); Action PAGE #Substitution# Render Definition Reference #Position# <HTML/> JavaScript();
  • 7. Skills HTML CSS
  • 8. Tools
  • 9. Tools • Browser developing vs testing • Editor syntax highlighting UltraEdit, Notepad++, Light Table, … • Image Editing level of experience Adobe Photoshop, Gimp, Inktscape, IrfanView, … • References w3schools.com, css-tricks.com, codepen.io, hackdesign.org … • Many others … dirtymarkup.com, csscompressor.com, kuler.adobe.com, spritepad.wearekiss.com …
  • 10. APEX Developer Addon http://apex.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=APEX_DEVELOPER_ADDON:ABOUT:0
  • 11. Confession I’m not a Photoshop wizard!(I use PowerPoint)
  • 12. Specifications • Corporate Style (Logo, Font, Colors, Layout) • HTML template or reference • Photoshop file • Mockup
  • 13. Techniques • Customize existing APEX Theme • CSS-Patch (style only) • Extend by Copy-and-Replace (Structure & Style) • Creating a Theme from Scratch • Make sure you have a working static HTML template before starting in APEX • Test APEX functionality in every stage of your project.
  • 14. Get Inspired http://tympanus.net/codrops/ http://speckyboy.com/ http://www.smashingmagazine.com/ http://themeforest.net/category/site-templates/admin-templates
  • 15. Just Do It
  • 16. JUSTDO what? • Modify std. theme colors • Image based • CSS based • Modify std. theme structure & colors • Creating a new Theme from scratch …. not
  • 17. JUSTDO what? “We are interested in creating a new theme based on the official APEX Theme 2, changing current the blue and gray colors to our custom colors. Our required colors are: blue #2C2D7D and gray #EEEEEE Please send us your economic proposal to achieve this requirement.”
  • 18. Questions, Answers & Discussion http://rokitta.blogspot.com @crokitta christian@rokitta.nl http://www.themes4apex.com http://plus.google.com/u/0/102034735771815472470 http://nl.linkedin.com/in/rokit/

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