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Chiyo’s FileMaker Themes and Design Explorer & Palette Demo file has been downloaded 4,126 times and she is in the process of a makeover. This demo file is one of the most popular Developer Design Tools on FMT…over 18,788 views since launched.
This demo file explores each theme and visually shows the details of each layout object. You can see and experience how layout objects render for each state in a WYSIWYG like fashion. With this tool you can gain perspective on the consistency of your design as a whole. It’s a great place to learn about FileMaker layouts and objects and experiment with building your own custom themes.
When you open the demo file you will land on the home page. Click enter and you will be taken to a layout with the native FileMaker theme called “Enlightened”. Use the Layout menu to review a series of the native FileMaker themes.
Go into layout mode and try duplicating the “Design Palette | Enlightened” layout and change it to a different theme. Explore the style attributes and their naming conventions. The objects are stored in slide panels and they are grouped. You will need to ungroup objects to dig into greater detail using the FileMaker Inspector.
~ Chiyoko Yoshida