When we sat down to start designing and building Kendo UI nearly a year ago, one thing really jumped-out that helped define our a engineering strategy:
But when you sit down to build a complete, client-side website or app with jQuery, you quickly discover that jQuery alone is not enough. Any sufficiently complex project ends-up needing things like:
And that’s the problem: To build a jQuery-based HTML5 app today, you must search for, test, learn, and cobble together all of the various plug-ins, frameworks, and libraries needed to build an application.
Kendo UI solves this core problem by providing everything needed for modern, rich HTML5 app development in a single, compact package. When you start building with Kendo UI, you have the core pieces you need:
There’s no need to manually assemble a full framework for HTML app development; Kendo UI provides all the pieces, designed to seamlessly work together. It’s UI and much more.
Every aspect of Kendo has been built to deliver performance before providing a laundry list of features. No shortcuts have been made to artificially inflate the Kendo feature set. Yes, this means there is some functionality that is not in the Kendo beta, but we feel this commitment to performance is ultimately a better choice.
For example, in the beta shipping today, you’ll find:
Kendo UI is professionally tested to support new and old browsers alike, even the venerable (soon to be defunct, we hope) IE6. For example, the Kendo Charts utilize both SVG (a newer, more broadly supported standard) and VML (an older, similarly capable standard that works in IE) to deliver powerful data visualizations that just work. No extra hacking or code required.
So, if you’ve been sitting on the fence of HTML5 adoption, worried about making the jump, Kendo UI is your ticket to the future. Hop aboard and have some fun with the best the web has to offer.
Your feedback is critical! We think we can help raise the bar for client-side, HTML5 app development, but we need your input to help properly set the future road map priorities. Make sure you download the beta today and share your feedback in the official Kendo UI Forums.
There are a lot of exciting plans for Kendo UI, even beyond v1, but it all starts here. Today. Become a foundational member of the Kendo UI community and join us in the next wave of HTML5 development!
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