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Pro Oracle Application Express by Scott Spendolini, John Edward Scott

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CHAPTER 11Themes and Templates

Let's face it: most application developers are not graphic designers. Despite this fact, they frequently are tasked with making an application "look good." Oddly enough, you rarely hear about graphic designers being tasked with creating entity-relationship diagrams, tuning slow queries, and the like.

Good design is extremely difficult to create, yet amazingly simple to recognize. A well-designed site can exude a level of confidence to your users that will make them feel more confident about the quality of the goods or services that your site provides, even if it is nothing more than a simple department-level application. Unfortunately, it takes all of a second or two to realize whether or not a web site was professionally ...

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