You can give existing (or new) Lotus Notes applications (databases) a Notes 8 look by customizing the action bar, Outline view, and column headers, as shown in figures 1, 3, and 4, respectively.
Figure 1. Ideal Action bar visual style
If you are using Domino Designer to create your Action bar, you will not be able to make it look exactly like the figure above. Rather, conform to the Action bar style for the Mail forms. Specifically, set the following Action bar properties as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Action Bar properties to set in Domino Designer:
Figure 3. Outline view visual style
- Bar height: 10.4 Exs
- Color: 239,239,239
- Border style: solid color 177, 177, 210
- Border effects: drop shadow, width 2, thickness 1
- Button size: default
- Display border on mouseover
Figure 4. Column header visual style
Visual style for composite applications.