Topic: mdb-light-theme color problems

sz.imre priority asked 2 years ago

Expected behavior 1. card-header expected to change color depending on bg-primary & other classes 2. pagination page-link(not active) clearly visible on light background in light-theme

Actual behavior 1. card-header background is forced white with !important 2. .page-link color is light (almost invisible on light bg, in light theme)

Resources (screenshots, code snippets etc.)

This happens in css generated with SASS Source: mdb/scss/pro/theme/components/_card-theme.scss

.card-header {
    background-color: $surface !important;
    border-bottom-color: $divider;

Theme generated with:

@import './';

$my-theme-primary: #whatever;
$my-theme-secondary: #whatever_else;
$my-theme: mdb-light-theme($my-theme-primary, $my-theme-secondary);
@include mdb-theme($my-theme); 

Dawid Wajszczuk staff commented 2 years ago

Hi. Can you provide some screenshots showing your issue? A piece of code would also be helpful.

Dawid Wajszczuk staff answered 2 years ago


Thanks for reporting this, as well as, this detailed explanation with screenshots. I have added this to our TODO list.

Keep coding,

sz.imre priority answered 2 years ago

Now on to the card-header issue.


HTML code, taken from MDB examples page

<div class="card text-white bg-success mb-3" style="max-width: 18rem;">
  <div class="card-header">Header</div>
  <div class="card-body">
    <h5 class="card-title">Success card title</h5>
    <p class="card-text">
      Some quick example text to build on the card title and make up the bulk of the
      card's content.

CSS generated by mdb-light-theme

.card-header {
    background-color: #ffffff !important;
    border-bottom-color: #e0e0e0;

This is defined in scss/pro/theme/components/_card-theme.scss as

 $surface: map-get($theme, surface); 
.card-header {
    background-color: $surface !important;
    border-bottom-color: $divider;

I believe simply removing !important won't be enough, but if it weren't there, .bg-success for example could be applied directly to the .card-header, but that still feels like a hack, compared to the example codes on

sz.imre priority answered 2 years ago

Here are the screenshots from the .page-link issue. It looks like this color was intended for the dark theme, but it also applies to the light one.

renderedhtml codecss from inspect element

Theme is defined in src/mdb/scss/pro/theme/components/_pagination-theme.scss

.page-link {
    color: $onPrimary;

    &:hover {
      color: $onPrimary;
      background: $onLink;
    &:focus {
      color: $onSurface;
      background-color: $onLink;

I believe onPrimary is defined in scss/pro/theme/_functions.scss, in this case in @function mdb-light-theme($primary, $secondary) {

onPrimary: $mdb-theme-light-on-primary,

And finally, $mdb-theme-light-on-primary is defined in scss/pro/theme/_functions.scss as

// Light theme defaults
$mdb-theme-light-background: #ffffff;
$mdb-theme-light-on-background: #4f4f4f;
$mdb-theme-light-surface: #ffffff;
$mdb-theme-light-on-surface: #262626;
$mdb-theme-light-on-primary: #ffffff; 

Yes, I could edit these files and fix them in my project, but what about future updates? I'd need to always lookout for these changes when I upgrade MDB.

It might also apply to the free edition, didn't check that.

sz.imre priority answered 2 years ago

I'm sure you guys know your own SASS structure better than me, but sure, as soon as I have some time I'll look through the SASS files and find all relevant definitions that I think are not right. I repeat, this is only an issue if you're using the included theme generator.

Dawid Wajszczuk staff commented 2 years ago

What I meant was more related to screenshots of cards with this two pointed issues (especially .page-link one). But pointing out this definitions would be super handy as well.

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Specification of the issue

  • ForumUser: Priority
  • Premium support: Yes
  • Technology: MDB Standard
  • MDB Version: MDB5 3.9.0
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