Appearance Settings - Colors
The Colors settings let you adjust the background and the color palette for your timeline.
Timeline backgrounds are white by default but can easily be changed to one of the other professional themes. This option updates the color theme which includes the background color, the font color, and the timeline lines.
For example, here's the default white theme:
And here's the same timeline with a light gray background:
Custom Event Color Palette
This option lets you add custom colors for events when they are added to the timeline. Enter HTML hex colors to apply to new and existing events. Values entered here take precedence over the Event Color Palette setting.
These settings adjust how colors are displayed based on the layer and its color. You can:
Apply the layer color to the layer's background
Preceden can also apply the layer's color not only to the layer name, but to the layer itself:
For example, here's what it looks like with the layer names at the top:
And here's with layer names to the left:
Alternate layer colors for layers without a background color
When the layers don't have the color applied to the background, Preceden will slightly darken every other layer to make them easier to distinguish:
Milestones and Free Plan are white, Existing Customers is light gray:
You can uncheck this setting to use the theme color for all of the layers (white in this example):
Override event color with the layer color
You may want to have all of the events in each layer use the same color. This setting allows you to do just that: apply the layer color to the events themselves.
For example, here's a timeline with layer names to the left, no layer background color, but overridden event colors:
And here it is again but with the layer color applied to the layer background:
Display past events in gray
If you're using Preceden to plan a project, you may want to display past events in gray to make it clear that they're complete. Rather than adjust each event color manually as the event finishes, you can use this setting to automatically display those events in gray.
This option darkens weekends on your timeline to make them stand out more.