I'm designing an application with the main focus on the UI. It needs to have its own "look and feel", even though it mainly uses the basic elements of the s60 ui. I would like to use the listboxes, and stuff like that and even maybe design them with the ui-designer, but add custom backgrounds, context pane, title pane and functionality (which is actually aquired just through event-handling).
Do I have to go though full customization and do everything "the-old-fashioned"-way and design it in similar fashion as game-menus or is there some mid-ground? I would also like to keep the localization which is very easy with ui-designer. I know you can't get everything, but what kind of aproach would you recommend?