To raise the awareness of working in a production or development environment we changed the color of the ribbon for each CRM 2011 environment at our client. When working in Development, the ribbon is green, in Qualification orange, red for Acceptance and the color for Production is the default CRM color –We don’t want our end users to go mad–. The result is something like this:

Development (D)

RibbonInD

Qualification (Q)

RibbonInQ

 

Acceptance (A)

RibbonInA

 

Production (P)

RibbonInP

 

 

  1. Open a remote desktop connection and log in to the CRM server. For example:
  2. On the server, browse to the “static css” folder:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM\CRMWeb\_static\css\1033


  3. If there are multiple languages, you should change the css in each language folder:

    1033 = English

    1043 = Dutch

    1036 = French

  4. Open the file cui.css and change the following classes:

    Original class

    Changed class

    .ms-cui-topBar2
    {

        border-bottom: 1px solid #b6babf;

        height43px;

       

    }

    .ms-cui-topBar2
    {

        border-bottom: 1px solid #b6babf;

        height43px;

        background-color: rgba(255, 136, 51, 0.5);

    }

    .ms-cui-tabBody
    {

        overflowhidden;

        width100%;

        height90px;

        background-color : #ffffff;

       

       

        background-repeat: repeat-x;

        background-position: left bottom;

        border-style: solid;

        border-width: 0px 0px 1px 0px;

        border-bottom-color: #898d92;

        margin0px;

        padding0px;

    }

    .ms-cui-tabBody
    {

        overflowhidden;

        width100%;

        height90px;

        /*background-color: #ffffff;*/

        background-image: none;

        background-color: rgba(255, 136, 51, 0.5);

        background-repeat: repeat-x;

        background-position: left bottom;

        border-style: solid;

        border-width: 0px 0px 1px 0px;

        border-bottom-color: #898d92;

        margin0px;

        padding0px;

    }

     

  5. Depending
    on the environment you will need to use another and color. See table below for
    the values:

    Environment

    RGBA Color

    Color

    CRM D

    rgba(184, 249, 181, 0.5);

     

    CRM Q

    rgba(255, 136, 51, 0.5);

     

    CRM A

    rgba(255, 0, 0, 0.3);

     

    CRM P

    default

     


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