Newton, MA, May 21, 2008 - Telerik is pleased to announce the first public preview of the Visual Style Builder – a fully functional CSS customization tool that enables easy, point-and-click customization of skins for RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX.
“The Visual Style Builder was a long-time dream of our customers, because building and tweaking skins has always been a difficult and tedious task for developers”, says Alexander Gyoshev, Front-End Developer at Telerik.”With our new online tool you can create a new skin in minutes with no need to learn the CSS structure of the controls, or seek help from designers or front-end specialists.“
The Visual Style Builder provides colorization mode for quick and easy color shifting by simply sliding through the color spectrum. All of the colorization changes not only effect the CSS colors, but also the colors of the CSS sprite images. Through the "fine-tune" mode of the Visual Style Builder, the RadControls’ skin elements can be further adjusted to fit in any web application. The graphical interface allows for edits of any skin detail - text fonts and sizes, margins and padding, background, any style property.
The first version of the Visual Style Builder includes advanced edit options for three controls from the Telerik AJAX suite: RadGrid, RadPanelBar and RadWindow. More controls will be added in the coming weeks until the official release of the VSB, which is planned for July.
The Visual Style Builder preview is available online at: http://stylebuilder.telerik.com/