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How to find pre-made UI pages for standard objects

Our admin team has been tasked with re-designing the Accounts, Contacts etc. objects using Visualforce to make them cleaner and more user friendly. Has anyone come across any design templates that can be modified to fit a specific org? Basically we are trying to come up with some ideas for custom themes or styles that we can implement.


Any examples or hints of where to look would be greatly appreciated.



Etherios DanEtherios Dan

In salesforce you have two options for theme


1. Standard look and feel 

2. VisualForce


With the Standard look and feel, you can hide or rename things on the page and reorder block elements like details and lists. This is all done through the UI and is a simple matter of using the layout editor. You can not change color themes, styling or structural page layout features like the way dialogs work. If you can use this method I sugest you do. 


With VisualForce you can build anything you skill as a web developer will let you. There are very few thing you can't do with VF. However, it is a great deal of work and some learning curve. Depending on your skills it is not unreasonable that it could take days to rebuild each page in the UI and that is after you have styling and layout agreed upon. 


If you want to go down the VF route, my suggestion is that you create a dev sandbox and try overriding the New button with a VF page and see how comfortable you are with the markup. There is lots of help here if you get stuck, but it will give you an idea of the skill level required. For most web developers it isn't bad once you get the hang of the framework. 



Dan Grandquist
Etherios - Technical Architect

Dan GrandquistEtherios - Technical Architect



try easypage.  free app that converts layouts to vf pages.