Tridion GUI Background Color

May 31st, 2012 | Posted by Robert Curlette in Tridion

Changing the Background of the Tridion GUI is a must when you work in different environments. We don’t want to be making changes in Prod when we intended to be logged into Dev.

The Tridion LiveDocumentation site has an excellent article on this called ‘Skinning the Content Manager Explorer’. It took me about 10 minutes to setup one server and less on additional servers.

Finding the right color is the first challenge. I used and installed the firefox extension ColorZilla to use the Color picker and choose the Tridion GUI background color. It gave me a nice set of choices.

The next challenge I had was that the text of the Breadcrumb faded into the background and disappeared. To set the text color we need to add 1 style rule to the Development.css file Tridion provides (thanks for the starter file!).

/* Breadcrumbs */
.addressbar .addressbaritem
color: white;

That’s it! Thanks to the SDL Tridion R&D Team for the nicely documented feature.

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