Some ideas for theme creation

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  1. Marcus
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    Posted 02 Nov 2012 Link to this post

    Disclaimer. While this post is done here I think this idea applies to all Telerik Products.

    Most of us here are Coders and not Designers. There are however tons of good designers around so I thought Telerik could try something I thought of.

    Maybe you guys have heard of the Site Themeforest and it's sister sites. This is a great resource for us who are design handicapped (somewhat at least).

    So this is my idea.
    Why not encourage all those great designers to create themes not only for KendoUI but also WPF etc? I think we could get some amazing stuff if the designers were given some good incentives (ie money). Maybe a joint push from Telerik and the men behind Themeforest?

    Also. Why not have some popular themes for the mobile theme designer, ie themes made by others like you get in JQuery Mobile and JQuery UI?

    Some ideas for Telerik and the Community to think on.
  2. Vasil Yordanov
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    Posted 02 Nov 2012 Link to this post

    Thank you for the suggestions, Marcus.

    Such feedback comes to show that our built-in themes would never be enough, yet still being up-to-date with the constantly changing design and UI trends.

    We will consider your ideas and first of all will gather feedback from our clients to see, whether such marketplace repository would be appropriate and valuable. Yet, our first and foremost goal is quality, not quantity. And whatever the production and distribution process of themes is, we have to ensure they are on par with and even better than customers' expectations.

    All the best,
    Vasil Yordanov
    the Telerik team
    Join us on our journey to create the world's most complete HTML 5 UI Framework - download Kendo UI now!
  3. Marcus
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    Posted 05 Nov 2012 Link to this post

    It was the quality aspect I was after ;). Let's face it, pro designers will always be better than coders at this.

    Take those UI kits for instance, you see them all the time on popular sites like Speckyboy. What if someone had the incentive to create KendoUI themes out of them? That would really set a new standard and give you some advantage over other competitors.

    At the very least. Allow for good designs to be put into a repository that others can use (like JQuery UI design repository).

    Right now for instance I would like a UI-theme that allowed me to replicate Ice Cream style tablet GUI.
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