Echo Theme for APEX 4 Goes HTML5

The latest version of Echo theme for APEX 4, version 2.0, has been released today, 10th January 2012.

The biggest new feature (ironically requiring the smallest change) is the move to a HTML5 doctype in all page templates. Whilst Echo theme itself doesn't yet specifically use HTML5 features, a growing number of APEX plugins and applications do (as will future versions of APEX no doubt), and this update has been made to accommodate these. If you are already implementing HTML5 standards in your APEX applications, or are using plugins that do, Echo theme 2.0 now uses the recommended doctype. If you are not yet using HTML5, don't panic!,  it is 100% backwards-compatible with older versions of HTML in all browsers supported by Echo theme, so even though this change will have no impact on your applications now, it will enable you to seamlessly transition to HTML5 in the future.

This update to Echo theme also includes a number of bug fixes, enhancements and tweaks, plus the latest version of jQuery UI.Layout, full details of which can be found in the changelog. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of my customers for their support and feedback over the past year and wish you all a belated Happy New Year.