Choosing a Color Theme in the Scrivito Example App

As of recently, the Scrivito Example App comes with several color themes. If one of them is perfect for your website based on this app, you can simply use it as is. But you can also change the colors individually to give your site the look and feel you want it to have. Switching the color theme is as easy as commenting the active one out and uncommenting the one you want. For detailed instructions, see Changing Colors in the Example App. The Example App uses Sass, and Sass offers variables. Variables are extremely handy because you can define values such as colors in just one place to have them applied wherever the variables are used. For the Example App, the color values are defined in the file src/assets/stylesheets/_colors.scss. Branding and background colors Each color theme includes two branding colors, $primary and $secondary, which are applied to controls, icons and the like, as well as five $theme-grey* colors used for section backgrounds. Here’s what the eight included themes look like: /* colors ================================================== */ /* colors theme 01 - original */ $primary: #4ecdc4 !default; $secondary: #ff6b6b !default; $theme-grey: #2e353c; $theme-greydark: #3d4142; $theme-greylight: #dadada; $theme-greymiddle: #716f73; $theme-greywhite: #fbfbfb; Color variants overview Theme 01 – original Theme 02 – green 01 Theme 03 – green 02 Theme 04 – red 01 Theme 05 – red 02 Theme 06 – blue Theme 07 – yellow Theme 08 – pink Little helpers There’s an uncountable number of color pickers on the web. We found the ones below to be particularly well made. Happy color picking! https://colorhunt.co Colorhunt - Color Palettes for Designers and Artists https://www.webdesignrankings.com/resources/lolcolors LolColors - Curated color palette inspiration https://coolors.co Coolors - The super fast color schemes generator!

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