The AppBoard Theme Editor provides a variety of controls for configurable theme options. These options are grouped into different categories for convenience (see the Theme Editor Categories for more information).
This page details the types of controls and the effects of the controls on themes.
AppBoard’s look and feel distills down to a series of layered gradients. AppBoard’s Theme Editor allows you to adjust the color of those gradients, and in many cases, the alpha values as well. The combination of color and alpha gives you a wide range of options when building your own theme.
Example of layered gradients
Theme Editor uses several different types of inputs when customizing a theme.
AppBoard uses a specialized spinner control for entering Alpha values. The Alpha control differs from a Number in that it increments/decrements by 0.1, and its values are constrained between:
AppBoard uses a color picker control for selecting colors. Colors values can appear as the following:
AppBoard uses a special text entry field with a file browser for selecting background images. The file picker points to the following directory on the Appboard Server: [INSTALL_HOME]/server/webapps/enportal/visualizer/assets/
Fill is the primary input control AppBoard uses inside of Theme Editor. A Fill combines a color picker with an alpha control to conserve real estate. Fills can appear as:
AppBoard uses a spinner control for entering numbers.
AppBoard occasionally uses the stroke control for borders. A stroke combines the standard fill, with an additional control for line weight. You end up with the following block of inputs (Color, Alpha, Weight).