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Easier customization of web applications

May 5th, 2015

Configurable web applicationAs anyone who has ever tried to customize web applications knows, the time and resources needed to get it done with the desired look and feel in front of a customer can be tedious. Oracle’s Application Express (APEX) 5.0 has been designed to alleviate that problem. There are new features with this product, namely the universal theme, that greatly allow for ease of customization.

Oracle has continually upgraded APEX to adapt to changes in web development. With APEX 4.2, Oracle put heavy emphasis on the development of mobile capabilities. APEX 5.0 continues the emphasis on mobile capabilities, while also focusing on applications that increase the productivity of developers.

In the past, APEX was useful in building functional web applications. Though functional, it did not necessarily create engaging web applications. Engagement comes with the look and feel of the UI. This gives users a positive experience and keeps them coming back.

Oracle has captured that balance of functionality and visual appeal with this latest version of APEX. It is a highly configurable system, customizable even for those with no knowledge of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

New features include:

  • Custom plug-in attributes to improve usability
  • Improved navigation
  • Theme Roller, which does not require CSS in order to change the look of a theme
  • Integration of Font Awesome
  • Template options
  • Enhanced grid layout

With all of the changes, APEX 5.0 is a highly customizable solution for web application needs. This product is available with a free account on Oracle’s Cloud platform. As always, Oracle continues develop product to meet the changing needs of customers.

If your organization would like to discuss the new features of APEX 5.0 or have questions on the data solutions we offer, please contact us.

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