Indeed, the migration path from Web Forms to Kendo/MVC would be much convenient if both web suites offer similarly looking themes and components, however this is hardly achievable due to maturity, rendering, UI and UX.
For the themes, I would suggest to try the theme builder app
that will help you to colorize the existing Kendo UI themes with the colors used by the Telerik AJAX components. Due to your valuable feedback, we decided to add color themes in the the theme builder
that comply with the skins in UI for ASP.NET AJAX (Git issue
). This will facilitated the migration process in terms of appearance.
As to the missing components in both Kendo and AJAX. Both suites are quite comprehensive and mature. They offers components for many business verticals and scenarios, however the Kendo suite still misses some components (File Explorer, Media Player, Prompt, Alert, Confirm Dialogs and other) available in the AJAX one. We will add them during 2016-2017. In regards to the PageLayout - we implemented it to facilitate the server developers who do not want to use Bootstrap to build the layout of their pages. In the Kendo UI world most of the developers prefer to use Bootstrap and for that reason we do not plan to provide Page Layout widget in this suite.
If you have more suggestions I'll be glad to hear them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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