New Site for APEX Themes – APEX-Themes.com

After a lot of hard work, pain and a few arguments I’m very glad to announce that my husband, Steve and I have finally launched a new website selling APEX themes called APEX-Themes.com. I’ve never been very inspired by the themes that are provided as standard; these are great for demo’ing but when you spend time and effort developing a fancy APEX application you want it to stand out from the crowd.

Steve is an experienced graphic artist, but he also has a strong technical background having been a games developer then web designer. I’ve now spent over two and a half years focusing on Oracle APEX development, so between us we’ve not only developed some nice looking new themes, but we like to think they come with some unique selling points.

Firstly, our themes include Interactive Reports styling. We all know that interactive reports are great, but you don’t want them to look different to the rest of your application. They should blend in and only stand out in the functionality they provide. So all themes from APEX-Themes.com come with Interactive Reports styling that does just that.

Secondly, we have spent a lot of effort re-writing all the standard templates. Why would we do this? Well, the templates provided as standard have a lot of styling hard-coded within them. This is restrictive and often confusing when you need to develop or modify your own templates. Our themes have all their styling in the CSS with the templates providing only the layout. There are a few hard-coded images but no hard-coded image paths. Our themes use an application variable to reference the style and image path. This means that our themes can be dynamically switched by changing a single value rather than using the theme switcher within APEX.

Lastly, our stock themes look very different to the standard themes supplied with APEX. We wanted to create themes that were distinct and not just a standard theme in a different colour. Plus we’re adding new themes every week.

I know this has just been a post promoting our new business venture, but I’m passionate about APEX and I’m very proud of our themes. If you have any queries about our stock themes or require a bespoke theme for your Oracle APEX application then please contact us through APEX-Themes.com.

P.S. Earn money promoting our themes with our upcoming affiliate program. Check back soon!

Sara

Sara Blair is a freelance Oracle developer with over 10 years Oracle experience. She has been working with Oracle APEX for nearly 4 years since htmldb 1.5, and is available to hire through Silvercore Solutions.

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