This forum thread
gives a couple of suggestions how to use the skins from Q3 2008 with Q1 2009 release.
All the changes we have made on the skins are based on customer feedback and we strive to always improve the look and feel of RadControls. We have done all the latest changes for several reasons: consistency for all skin elements’ sizes, colors and fonts, streamline naming conventions, seamless nesting of various controls, prepare the framework for the Visual Style Builder (a tool that aims to make skinning the Telerik components a breeze -- ultimately, we are trying to provide a way to fully customize the look of the RadControls components through a visual interface, without the need to know the front-end structure of the components).
All the new skins are well accepted from customers and we have already received a lot of positive feedback on the changes we have made.
Nevertheless, change (even for the better) as we all know introduces more work for existing projects. We have done our best to make the transition as smooth as possible and we have provided a tool to convert
skins from Q3 2008 to Q1 2009. We have also converted all previous embedded skins to the new conventions. Details on how to use previous skins with the new release are the forum post I have provided above
(you might save some work by using ASP.NET Themes instead of going through all pages to update the skin registration).
All this being said we are available to help you in this transition as best as we can. We would help you upgrade your skins and projects if you send us all the details in a support ticket.
the Telerik team
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