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The default Claro zoom slider control is pretty boring.

It's also hard to see on top of many basemaps:

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Are there any examples of some nice customisations I could use for inspiration?

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Minor nit pick...that's the out of the box claro slider. The slider is different depending on the dojo/dijit theme you're using (alternatives are tundra and nihilo). – Derek Swingley Mar 3 '12 at 0:16
Good point. Edited. Now, inspire me :) – Stephen Lead Mar 3 '12 at 4:11

I like ArcGIS slider over other sliders from tech-giants. There is a lot you can do with dojo!

Check out Ocean Charts from NOAA. They use Flex, have nice transitions and have managed to pack most map navigation functions in one slider. I especially like the back button, something every map designer should consider! Ocean Charts from NOAA

If your app supports multiple base-maps (google, bing maps), and want to create a custom slider, you have consistency issues to consider

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