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In the dynamic world of Mendix app development, Design Properties have emerged as a game-changer. This empowers developers to create visually stunning and user-friendly interfaces, bypassing the complexities of custom CSS. It's not just a time-saver; it's a gateway to a universe of creative possibilities, ensuring your app makes a lasting impression.

Embracing Developer Efficiency

Traditionally, Mendix developers grappled with implementing intricate page designs which often resorted to inefficient inline styling. Design Properties change the game, enabling developers to make styling changes effortlessly through simple toggles and dropdown selections. These capabilities significantly cut development time and allow for a greater focus on core app functionality.

Exploring a World of Styling Possibilities

Design Properties offer much more than basic color changes. They allow developers to manipulate a wide range of styling attributes, including borders, fonts, and spacing. This level of control is crucial for bringing wireframes to life and ensuring each app element aligns perfectly with the vision.

Unleashing Creative Flexibility

Far from being limited to predefined styles, Design Properties are a versatile canvas for creativity. Developers are able to implement advanced CSS code techniques through property type selections rather than stress over the specificity and requisite code. These property types are defined by the developers to create unique effects and style.

Fostering Reusability and Consistency

One of the most significant advantages of Design Properties is their ability to be reused across multiple apps and modules. This saves time by ensuring design consistency across your various applications. Reusing the Design Properties is as simple as importing the JSON into your template app for all to use or explicitly into a new project.

Enhancing Accessibility for All

Design Properties play a crucial role in making apps more accessible. By adjusting elements such as font sizes, contrast, and color schemes, developers create apps that are accessible to a broader audience. While generally a good practice, it is required by most public sector websites and applications and Mendix has done well to offer this capability.


Leverage the power of Design Properties to transform your app by easily customizing every aspect of your app's design without updating the CSS files directly. These properties are reusable across all Mendix applications to save time and ensure consistent implementation while providing a mechanism to employ accessibility best-practices.