Oracle Configurator developers have extensive flexibility in determining the content and layout of a runtime User Interface (UI). However, there are some aspects of the look and feel which by default are governed by the Oracle Browser Look and Feel (BLAF) paradigm such as the standard buttons and tables. In release 11i10 the Oracle Applications user interfaces consisted of brownish hues and in R12 this has taken on shades of blue.
If a company requires a specific appearance and style for their UIs different than that provided by Oracle, the Customizing Look and Feel (CLAF) functionality provided by the Oracle Applications Framework (OAF) can be implemented to achieve this. CLAF was introduced in 11i10 and is also available in Release 12.
A new look and feel can be applied at the Site, Responsibility, Application, Organization or User level. This is achieved by setting the value of the profile option ‘Oracle Applications Look and Feel’ to the name of the newly created look and feel (see next section). By using the profile option you can limit the impact of the custom look and feel to an entire installation, only specific users, and so on. CLAF can also be used to modify the look and feel of the Generic Configurator User Interface.