Why doesn't JQuery UI provide support to style form elements (other than buttons, of course) out of the box?
I'm using Redmond UI scheme. The buttons on a form conform to the overall styling scheme, however select drop-downs and input boxes are not styled at all and they stick out.
I understand somebody with CSS skills (or awareness) won't find this too difficult to style, however for those who are UI challenged...
The amount of styling that is possible with drop downs and text boxes is very limited. There are dropdown replacement plugins that can be styles (because they're not really drop downs) but jQuery UI cannot assume that you are using them. Likewise, text boxes can be "styled" by using background images and other tricks. Most people would not want this heavy-handed approach so jQuery UI leaves it up to the page author to decide how to style these elements.