An overview of the admin design of Magento theme

The skin of the admin section is structured almost like the frontend area.

Since the birth of Magento, the admin panel has not undergone many changes; therefore, the graphics and the current design may seem to be in an “old style”, as you can see in the following screenshot:

An old-fashioned admin panel can often give end users the impression that Magento is an older platform that has fewer capabilities and fewer updates than it actually does. Plus, having a custom Magento admin theme really sets the designer apart and gives the end user a feeling of quality and thoroughness with their custom theme.

Sometimes, you have the need to adapt the admin color scheme and logo to customer requests.

In this chapter, we will see how to transform the admin skin in order to adapt the design to the customer brand. In this case, we are going to customize it with the colors of the logo that we created in the last chapter: black, white, grey, and orange. The final result is shown in the following screenshot:

The following are screenshots of the admin panel before and after applying the admin skin:

Source: Sacca Andrea (2014), Mastering Magento theme design, Packt Publishing; Illustrated edition.

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