Save the Simple Skin!

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  1. Bill O'Neil
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    Nov 2004

    Posted 12 Apr 2013 Link to this post

    Very disappointed to see the Simple Skin being retired.  We need more basic, "non busy" skins.  The newer skins (like Glow and Silk) have their place but the sizing throws off most designs not built around them.  The simple skin provided a clean, basic option that fits in most designs (even more than the Default skin) and w/o it I fear for an increased need for custom skins (which are complicated by my need to use CDNs for all style sheets.)

    I was hoping for more options around simple skins - not the loss of the only one out there.  I realize its likely too late to save "Simple" - but please consider the need for "business-like" skins in the future.
    (Metro is close - but is tied to a specific color scheme - and lacks in contrast in some important areas - like Grid header items.)

  2. Ivan Zhekov
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    Posted 15 Apr 2013 Link to this post

    Hi, Bill.

    The Simple Skin will not be lost irreversibly -- it will just be taken out from the skins assembly. Instead it will live in the Skin Exchange portal, or why not even in a public repository.

    In addition, we'll provide skin developers with the ability to create new skins faster -- namely, explaining more about the Sass files we are using.

    Point taken for the business like skin, or a skin that allows for simple and powerful leverage.

    Ivan Zhekov
    the Telerik team
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