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Changing basic colors in Zen

Postby john w » 12 May 2022, 16:08

I use the Zen layout for an application. I would like to change the basic color to a 'dark blue' with a 'white background'. I know that I need to use CSS to do this, but which classes do I need to change to get this effect? I am hoping due to inheritance I can get a fairly broad impact with a couple of changes.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Re: Changing basic colors in Zen

Postby t.simoncini » 13 May 2022, 7:09

Hi John,
I've worked on a bunch of different project, and personalizing the colors and the UI has always been a pain you know where.
I've found the best way (or I should say the less worse) is to work for some things on visual styles inside INDE, and for others directly on personalized CSS.
Changing the basic grey in the zen theme should be doable; just search in the theme folder (i.e. C:\Program...\INDE\CURRENT\Template\Theme\zen) all the files that has a reference to the standard grey hex (#8A9399). Those are the things you need to change. It might not be enough and you might have to change other stuff, like the grid active row highlighting, or the font colors. Also, if you need to change other backgrounds colors, the only way is to open the object inspector of your browser and dive deep into the rabbit hole.

The bright side is that I always got to a decent result.
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Re: Changing basic colors in Zen

Postby john w » 13 May 2022, 14:15

t:
Thanks for the info, I will start my search there. I just want the basic colors to match the portal that is built in a different software. Perhaps I cannot make it happen but I need to at least give it a try.

Your last comment gives me hope! "The bright side is that I always got to a decent result."
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