At the end of my previous blog post I mentioned that with Q2 2010 release we are starting to pay more attention to custom skinning of our controls. Along with the visual improvements we will be releasing additional scenario-specific and optimized themes.

Here you can see screenshots of the custom skins for RadSlider - the first control we started to play with.




You can try or download the skins from our online demos. There is also a skinning tutorial which will guide you through the process of creating custom skin.


Following our hot Silverlight Transparent theme model, we are now considering the design of a Transparent skin. With the help of semi-transparent PNGs a basic Transparent slider was created as a proof of concept:

Transparent Slider

You can see it in action here.

To get you involved with the Transparent skin, we have added an item in our Public Issue Tracking System. So, check it out at PITS and give your vote for the skin. As the development of such theme is very much provocative, both graphic design and cross-browser implementation, we would like to see what you think about it.

Once more striving to push the technology to its limits we are expecting to hear your thoughts – opinions, critiques, ideas.

About the Author

Iana Tsolova

is Product Manager at Telerik’s DevTools division. She joined the company back in the beginning of 2008 as a Support Officer and has since occupied various positions at Telerik, including Senior Support Officer, Team Lead at one of the ASP.NET AJAX teams and Technical Support Director. Iana’s main interests are web development, reading articles related to geography, wild nature and latest renewable energy technologies.

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