Theme Chrome - A Nice jQuery UI Example
March 8, 2012 at 2:15 AM
ThemeChrome.net is a site that allows a non-technical Chrome user to create a pretty theme for their browser. Normally, the process of creating a Google Chrome theme (CRX file) is a bit time consuming - you need to create a manifest file in json, specify all the images, and figure out what properties affect which part of the browser window. That's fine if you're a geek and like fiddling with such things, but what if you're not? This site makes it easy peasy.
Anyway, I shall digress as the purpose of this blog post isn't to discuss Google Chrome or how to theme it. That stuff can be found elsewhere on the web. I've been creating a number of MVC websites recently which has meant being exposed to the capabilities of jQuery UI. I have to say I'm impressed with the bang for buck and ease of implementation. The jQuery UI Theme Roller is a great little tool to play around with different styles, and from there you can export the relevant components.
The ThemeChrome.net theme editor is a great example of jQuery UI in use in the real world, so make sure you have a gander if you're looking for ideas.