I have been producing Telerik MVC Extensions with the Forest theme for several months now. Finally a new project came along and I decided to use Kendo UI Web. The problem is every time I show a demo, I get comments on how much better my peers like the old MVC Forest theme.
Has anyone done the work to recreate the Forest Theme for Kendo Web?
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The MVC Extensions legacy themes are already available inside the Kendo UI Complete for ASP.NET MVC archive in the \wrappers\aspnetmvc\LegacyThemes folder.
the Telerik team
I'm hoping eventually Telerik will port some of the legacy ones over. Kendo theme builder is just not adequate enough to make crisp-looking themes. Will Telerik be bringing at least a few of the popular older themes over to Kendo ??
Thank you for the feedback. We will consider it while adding new themes to the collection in future releases.
"The ASP.Net Ajax themes look way more professional than the ones in Kendo UI."
Each one of the approaches has its pros and cons - the AJAX way allows for a bit richer visuals, while the Kendo approach makes theme customization and unification easier.
"The Kendo themes look so teen-age-ish with their large amounts of padding."
Kendo UI widgets were designed and optimized with respect to touch-enabled devices. Hence the dimensioning differences to our ASP.NET MVC legacy themes.
"They're washed out/faded (contrast-wise) and lack the crispness of the ASP.Net Ajax ones."
"Will Telerik be bringing at least a few of the popular older themes over to Kendo?"
Following the Content over Chrome principle, we tried to create skins that fit as much scenarios as possible with little to no customization. We do agree that we lack "Office" skins or "Blue" or "Green" color only skins and we will consider adding such to the suite or independently releasing them.
All the best,
the Telerik team