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Wednesday, 18 September 2019

APEX 19.x Dark Mode CSS Extension

There have already been some insightful posts about APEX 19.2 Early Adopter, plus an interesting feed of features on Twitter, as they're discovered.

Sven has a great summary.
Adrian comments on markdown.
Mike is really plugging faceted search on twitter. I particularly look forward to playing with that one.

I couldn't resist giving the dark mode a test spin.

I immediately experienced the same contrasting issues from the original clean skin that 5.0 gave us, plus a few minor adjustments.

Spot the difference

Tweaks so far include

  • Region header
  • Delta icon
  • Text field background
  • Scrollbar width
  • Save message location (not seen)

I'm still trying to decide what the best contrast is to break through the darkness on the vertical scroll, but it's a good start.

As Mike Hichwa suggested, the experts may give this a twirl in 20.1.

You can find the CSS I use in this Github respository, but switching between the two modes will require manual interaction with the style extender, since there are no dark-mode classes to utilise.
https://github.com/swesley/orclapex-builder-css

I'm trying to lift my game a little, get more organised, and improve my markdown game.

Edit: Since I'm currently doing most of my work in 18.1, I forgot 19.1 introduced dark mode, not 19.2.

That said, I think Vita - Dark style added to the 19.2 Universal Theme offers better contrast than the page builder itself.

19.2 Dark UT style

Why do the users get the good stuff? ;p

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