In my previous post, DEBUGGING CODE AS A NON CODER, I shared with you how I debug code as a non-coder. In this post, I’m going to share with you some code enhancements I made to our Digital Wayfinding Solutions application as a non-coder. Basically, the idea was to be able to easily change the front-end designs (I called them themes) of the wayfinding interface. Here’s the typical design:
We do have other designs such as this one for the University. So we need to be able to easily change these designs.
What we had to do in the past was to clone the Wayfinding application and then make the changes to the interface by replacing images (logo, icons, banners) and also updating the colour in the CSS files. That meant the previous design will be overwritten and the data between each cloned wayfinding application would be different.
The solution I applied was to use a variable in the index.html file which directed the system to point to a corresponding CSS and images folder. Here is the code that I added:
This also meant the folder paths need to be changed. I created a new folder based on each theme name and moved the corresponding css files under the folder name. The images folder was also moved:
The code implementation of this solution could potentially be improved and as I mentioned at the beginning of this article I’m not a coder. The next part of the solution would be to able to switch the theme in the dashboard rather than hardcoding it in the file. I might look at doing this in the near future.
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