Custom Controls Vs Native Standard Controls for Web 2.0
6 May 2010 - 10:57pm
3 years ago
Does anybody understands the limitations of native standard controls such as the ones provided by Microsoft Devexpress? I keep banging my head agains this wall over an over. I am trying to enhance the look and feel of our soft products, some are migrating from Client base to web base products. My CTO its completely against custom controls! Which means for me that I have to use the same drop down, popup, buttons, etc across all our products. Why can't I customize these controls? Something must be defining that corner (on a popup window) as a square with a blue outline, why can't I change that setting into a round corner with a gray gradient color? or the button from a light blue gradient to a solid black? How can I make the case to justify developers to go the extra mile and use custom controls?