Sorry, this is the directory I meant (radajax controls): C:\Program Files (x86)\Telerik\RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q1 2011\Skins\Simple
(version you're using may be different).
- So then take that file, rename it as needed (TabStrip.Bassem.css, and do a replace in the contents "_Simple" to "_Bassem").
- Drop it in the Global folder css App_Data theme folder
- On the TabStrip control itself, set Skin="Bassem" EnableEmbeddedSkins="False"
web.config it with this to set it globally
<!-- Sets the skin for every instance of RadTabStrip to Bassem" -->
(I haven't tried the webconfig verson in SF4, but cant imagine why it would fail)
- Install this
VS2010 extension :) It'll highlight the color codes in your css with the actual colors so you can get rid of the fugly Simple skin "orange"
Here's a video on what I mean about making your styles override the embedded base styles...(last part of the video having the menu use my defined padding over theirs with !important)
In the last two sites I've done I've had a single base masterpage, and all the others nest off of that....gave me more control (and less markup) over these base nav elements :)