I'd like to request the ability to add a Body section within the ThemeBuilder where the user can set the Body of the entire web document. The Body section of the ThemeBuilder appears to only affect the Chat UI.
We need a way to load/save themes. The theme editor is honestly not very useful as it is. This surely can't be hard to allow a user to upload a file and use that as the basis for making changes. A one-off configuration is not how development works. There was one ticket similar to this that was marked as fixed but bookmarking and loading from a page is a poor and easy way out way to do this imho.
The Themebuilder is way too narrow for me to style the product we are building properly. As a designer, I would like to be able to style most properties using a tool like that. E.g. I cannot style the grid except 3-4 properties. The example grid has no hierarchy, and most grid functions are not there for me to see/style. I have worked with your competition Infragistics before, and they have a very flexible AppStylist that allows me to change all style properties. I would like you to build something like that! And, of course, be able to import current CSS and not start from scratch every time...
When creating a custom build, it's highly impractical to trim down the theme css. The Less source breaks out common widget properties, but the primary themable file lumps all widgets together into a single massive file. It would be nice if this could be split apart further to trim out unused widget styles entirely.
It is very difficult to recreate the custom theme that looks exactly like the old custom theme unless we remember or write down each and every step used to create the custom theme. So if kendo provides a way to save the custom theme settings which can be used when recreating the custom theme when upgrading the Kendo UI.
On the themeroller, add an option to output not just @import theme-template.less, but just import the styles/files required for selected components. Would be good to have a sass option too
No Web UI framework out there makes it easy to tackle the problem of Gradients. If Kendo implemented first class Gradient support in the theme designer it would make Web site / Apps that use Kendo that much richer than their competitors. In addition, the user can currently type in Hex but ti would be nice if there was a full RGB + HSB color palette for color design.
It's great to be able to change *colors* of your themes, but many times the worst thing about your themes is the amount of padding/line-height you've chosen. Please allow Theme Builder to customize that, OR at the very least give us an option like GMail used to do (don't know if they still do) where you can have "cozy", "comfortable", "small", "huge", etc. A great example of how odd too much padding can be is right here on this page. When typing this new suggestion, the drop-down box to choose a "category" has wasted height.
I'd love for the ability to choose between the light/dark version of the icons in the sprite.png file. As of now, most of the themes contain a light and a dark version. However, there is no easy way to choose between the too when I'm writing my code. The only way to change is to go into the CSS file and override it manually. This has been an issue already, because at least once now the classes have changed, causing me to go back and make further edits to my CSS file. it should be something as simple as adding a light/dark class to element so that it knows to choose the appropriate background position for the sprite. This seems like something very easy to do that doesn't require much programming. I hope to see this soon!