Were you asking for our views on each?
In some ways I prefer the original. Partly because I find strong colours like the bright blue quite distracting.
Anyway my main reason for replying is to check whether those screenshots are for real data? Phone numbers, address and emails for yourself and jolycrumpets (Great name!) If so, suggest you amend the images to remove or redact.
There are two groups of designers on this forum. Group 1 is designing at a higher level, with hopes of selling their apps.What makes good design?
To summarize for Doc, consistency matters. It is probably the single most important design concept. I alluded to it. Doc gave the concept some substance. If your users have seen something before, it should work exactly the same way it did on the other form.You are building an entire APP, not a form. Consider the forest as well as the trees.
I don't - at least not the MS ones, Most of my apps use black, white, a very pale blue or an off-white/beige colour for background. I tend not to use borders (except Chiselled special effect for underlining).How much do other developers use themes