In migrating SERT from 4.2 to 5.0, there's a number of challenges that I'm facing. This has to do with the fact that I am also migrating a custom theme to the Universal Theme, as almost 100% of the application just worked if I chose to leave it alone. I didn't. More on that journey in a longer post later.
In any case, some of the IR filters that I have on by default can get a bit... ugly. Even in the Universal Theme:
I'm a huge fan of APEX's new Universal Theme, and have been working quite a bit with it. One of the coolest features is how easy it is to change the colors. You don't even need to be good at design - just click Theme Roller, and spin all the things!
However, as much as you change the colors, the look and feel still largely looks the same, since the base font is unchanged.
So let's change it up! More importantly, let's change it up without making any changes to the Universal Theme itself, so that when we upgrade to APEX 5.1, our changes will be preserved.
Oracle Live SQL is a great source for learning SQL and PL/SQL. It has a lot of good examples and interactive educational tutorials. The best thing is, it runs on APEX ;) Add this site to your bookmarks.
Oracle Application Express 5.0.2 is now released and available for download. If you wish to download the full release of Oracle Application Express 5.0.2, you can get it from the Downloads page on OTN.