To help you achieve a unique appearance for your apps, ThemeBuilder offers an intuitive UI where you can experiment with colors and properties like border-radius and typography. In ThemeBuilder, you can visualize the styles that you create and see how they change the looks of the UI components. With the ThemeBuilder advanced customization, you can change virtually every appearance-related property of the UI components until you achieve the desired style.
The final result of using the ThemeBuilder app is a vibrant theme packed as an npm package that contains your ready-to-use Sass and CSS.
ThemeBuilder allows you not only to create themes for your new apps but also to maintain and update the styles of your existing apps—whenever you decide to change the styling in your app, open your existing ThemeBuilder project, make the changes, and apply them to the UI components.
The table below provides a comparison between the Free, Pro, Ultimate, and Enterprise tiers of ThemeBuilder.
|Customization of Kendo themes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Editing built-in theme variables||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Choice of color palettes (swatches)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Allowed number of projects||1||3||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Use of custom typography||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Creating custom theme variables||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Migration to later component versions||Manual (Only the variables)||Manual||Automatic||Automatic|
|Importing custom variables from Figma||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Importing custom fonts from Figma||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Support||No||Light support||Priority support||Ultimate support|
The team behind ThemeBuilder works constantly to expand the list of supported Telerik and Kendo UI web components that you can style with ThemeBuilder. Currently, this list includes the following component suites:
- Kendo UI for Angular
- Telerik UI for Blazor
- Kendo UI for jQuery
- Kendo UI for Vue
- Telerik UI for ASP.NET Core
- Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC
- Telerik UI for PHP
- Telerik UI for JSP
If your favorite Telerik or Kendo UI components are not listed above, you can still use the previous ThemeBuilder.
ThemeBuilder offers two levels of customization for the UI components—standard and advanced:
The standard customization level applies to all Telerik and Kendo UI components and includes: selecting color swatches, changing color, typography, and rounding.
The advanced customization level applies to the majority of the Telerik and Kendo UI components. These components allow you to fine-tune every aspect of their appearance by editing their atomic parts.
The following table lists all components with support for advanced customization.
ThemeBuilder offers a free 7-day trial to registered users. To activate the free trial, use either of the following methods:
Register to start your free trial. Because ThemeBuilder is also a collaboration tool, activate a trial for each team member and try to evaluate it together.
To see how it all works, try the complete ThemeBuilder tutorial—you will create custom styles, adjust some advanced properties, and then download the Sass and CSS of your visual theme.
If you prefer video tutorials, see the ThemeBuilder onboarding video below.