Part 1 - Introduction to Kendo UI

Kendo UI is a HTML 5 and JavaScript based framework from Telerik which helps you to create modern web applications for the web as well as for mobile devices. Built on top of jQuery, Kendo UI uses the power of HTML5 and CSS3 for rendering various types of widgets that can be used in our web pages as well as mobile applications for delivering rich, responsive content with minimum amount of development activity.

It includes a lot of UI widgets, data visualization framework, mobile framework and tools such as MVVM Framework, data source templates, drag and drop components, themes etc. It supports most of the browsers available today and there by providing cross platform/cross browser support for your application. Gone are the days when you put in browser specific codes in your pages to make it browser compatible, with Kendo UI you need to concentrate on your functionality of the application and all tricky situations like this will be handled automatically by Kendo itself.

In the addition to client side framework, Kendo also provides wrapper classes for server side technologies such as ASP.NET web forms, ASP.NET MVC, PHP and JSP.


  • Kendo UI Core
    • Free, open source, includes web, mobile widgets and framework features.
  • Kendo UI Professional
    • Includes web, data visualization, mobile widgets and framework features.
  • Telerik UI for ASP.NET MVC
    • Kendo UI Professional + Wrappers for all widgets.
  • Telerik UI for JSP
    • Kendo UI Professional + Wrappers for available web and data visualization widgets.
  • Telerik UI for PHP
    • Kendo UI Professional + Wrappers for available web and data visualization widgets.



Simplicity, Minimal learning curve, Ease of use.

Lightweight, Optimum performance.

Templating Support

Built in MVVM Framework

Cross Browser Support


Rich Documentation



So if you are web developer or a firm focusing of developing apps for the modern web and devices, then Kendo UI is definitely worth a try. In the next post I will be help you to get started with Kendo UI in your applications, Till then happy coding !!!!!

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