Mendix Atlas UI is the design framework that makes building elegant user experiences a rapid process. It was built upon three design principles: simplicity, harmony, and flexibility. Simplicity helps you focus on what is important. We’ve simplified the design process with readymade page templates, building blocks, and widgets that can be arranged and customized to suit your app. Our design elements are harmonious, bringing a unified aesthetic to your app landscape. Atlas UI is built to be fully responsive, ensuring quality across scale without losing functionality.
Visit the Atlas UI site for detailed previews and descriptions of all Atlas UI elements, or see the Atlas UI Framework GitHub repository. If you wish to customize your Mendix apps’ styling, see How to Customize Your Styling Using Calypso.
1.1 Mendix Studio
Mendix Studio brings the collaborative Mendix Platform to the browser, making it easier than ever to share and collaborate on application models. Every app built in Mendix Studio is styled with the Atlas UI framework. For more information, see Get Started with Atlas UI.
1.2 Design Principles
Atlas UI has a philosophy based on the core principles described below. These principles guide all our design decisions at Mendix, and we encourage every Mendix user to adopt them when building their own apps.
Freedom from complexity: we strive for simplicity to help you focus on what is important.
Create familiarity and consistency throughout your apps landscape, regardless of the device you use.
Design apps that look good and scale in all situations without losing an intuitive and consistent experience.
2 Design Elements
Our UI library is fully integrated into Mendix Studio. After choosing a navigation layout in Mendix Studio, you can find page templates, building blocks, and widgets directly in your Toolbox. These UI elements form the foundation of your app.
1 Navigation Layouts
When building a Mendix app, the first thing you do is choose a navigation layout. These layouts are the frame within which your dynamic pages are housed, and they provide consistent structure throughout your app.
2 Page Templates
Page templates are predesigned collections of building blocks that can be used as-is, or you can enhance them with custom building blocks and widgets.
3 Building Blocks
Building blocks are single-purpose user interface elements and are comprised of multiple widgets. Multiple building blocks are usually used together on one page.
Widgets are small user interface elements (alerts, buttons, charts, etc.) used to enhance existing building blocks.
5 Design Properties
You can further customize widgets by changing their design properties. Colors, text, and many other variables can be altered to make the widget what you need it to be.
3 Read More
- Get Started with Atlas UI
- Migrate Existing Apps to Atlas UI
- Create Company Atlas UI Resources
- Share Company Atlas UI Resources
- Create Custom Preview Images for Building Blocks & Page Templates
- Extend Design Properties to Customize Your Studio Experience
- Troubleshooting Atlas UI Changes
- How to Customize Your Styling Using Calypso