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Sitefinity 10.2 Drops Support of the Default Backend Theme

by Peter Filipov

Sitefinity’s Light Theme follows new design trends in regards to look and feel, productivity and content interaction. Design best practices and recommendations constantly shifting and evolving, but you can rest assured knowing that the Progress Sitefinity team is diligently following them to provide the best possible experience to users. 
That being said, design guidelines do change quite frequently, which means we spend a lot of time implementing all the new best practices. That’s why we decided the best course of action would be discontinuing support of the old theme (Default) and spending more time on keeping the Light Theme fresh and updated. 
In Sitefinity 10.2, the only predefined option for a backend theme will be the Light Theme.

 

In case you are still using the old Default Theme, we recommend you update to the Light Theme. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
Your feedback is important to us, so please leave us a comment below.

 

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  1. Corbin Jun 07, 2017
    Is there an ETA for 10.2?
  2. Peter Jun 07, 2017

    Hi Corbin,

    There isn't an official date but our target is to release around the beginning of November. Keep in mind that the time-frame is flexible and unofficial :).

    Regards,

    Peter

  3. Brian Oct 31, 2017

    Hi.  I know this was from a few months back, but we have been kind of busy, and I just got a chance to to check it out.  One issue I see with this is that it kind of ignores people who are visually impaired.  I am pretty sure I know the answer, but are you guys considering a dark theme, similar to what Visual Studio has implemented?  My dream scenario would be for it to be set on an individual basis. 

    I know that this just affects the dashboard/backend area and that there are probably relatively few people with that problem working on administering sites, but there are a few of us (I cannot be the only one).  Things like this sometimes make big "quality of life" differences.

  4. Peter Filipov Nov 01, 2017

    Hi Brian,

    We are working on a new version of the backend and with 10.2 a beta version will be released. We will provide guidelines how to create your own theme, so you will be able e.g. to change the main colors and make it work for your case. Please, stay tuned for it.

    Regards,

    Peter Filipov

     

  5. raju Nov 15, 2017

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