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Alternatives to Angular Material

Kendo UI, Material Design, React Router, styled-components, and Storybook are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Angular Material .
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What is Angular Material and what are its top alternatives?

Sprint from Zero to App. Hit the ground running with comprehensive, modern UI components that work across the web, mobile and desktop. It allows to create material styled angular apps fast and easy.
Angular Material is a tool in the JavaScript Framework Components category of a tech stack.
Angular Material is an open source tool with 22.7K GitHub stars and 6.1K GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Angular Material 's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Angular Material

  • Kendo UI
    Kendo UI

    Fast, light, complete: 70+ jQuery-based UI widgets in one powerful toolset. AngularJS integration, Bootstrap support, mobile controls, offline data solution. ...

  • Material Design
    Material Design

    Material Design is a unified system that combines theory, resources, and tools for crafting digital experiences. ...

  • React Router
    React Router

    React Router is a complete routing solution designed specifically for React.js. It painlessly synchronizes the components of your application with the URL, with first-class support for nesting, transitions, and server side rendering. ...

  • styled-components
    styled-components

    Visual primitives for the component age. Use the best bits of ES6 and CSS to style your apps without stress 馃拝 ...

  • Storybook
    Storybook

    It is an open source tool for developing UI components in isolation for React, Vue, and Angular. It makes building stunning UIs organized and efficient. ...

  • Ant Design
    Ant Design

    An enterprise-class UI design language and React-based implementation. Graceful UI components out of the box, base on React Component. A npm + webpack + babel + dora + dva development framework. ...

  • Angular CLI
    Angular CLI

    A command-line interface tool that you use to initialize, develop, scaffold, and maintain Angular applications. You can use the tool directly in a command shell, or indirectly through an interactive UI such as Angular Console. ...

  • Vue CLI
    Vue CLI

    Vue CLI aims to be the standard tooling baseline for the Vue ecosystem. It ensures the various build tools work smoothly together with sensible defaults so you can focus on writing your app instead of spending days wrangling with config. ...

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Kendo UI

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PROS OF KENDO UI
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    Collection of controls
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    Speed
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    Mobile
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    Multi-framework support
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    AngularJS
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    Built-in router
CONS OF KENDO UI
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    Massive footprint
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    Slow
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    Poor customizability
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    Spotty Documentation

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We are transitioning to develop a web app, and we have selected to use React for our front end. I've looked at Kendo UI as a tool to help out. I am looking for some feedback on the Kendo UI tool and any others that are good. The desktop software that we are replacing has about 150 forms. The app is currently only going to be used inhouse and is connected to SQL server. Thanks in advance!

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Material Design

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Google's Material Design
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PROS OF MATERIAL DESIGN
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    They really set a new bar in design
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    An intuitive design
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    Simply, And Beautiful
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    Many great libraries
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    Composants
CONS OF MATERIAL DESIGN
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    Sometimes, it can hang the browser

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Giordanna De Gregoriis
Jr Fullstack Developer at Stefanini Inspiring | 8 upvotes 路 160.2K views

TL;DR: Shall I keep developing with Nuxt.js 2 and wait for a migration guide to Nuxt 3? Or start developing with Vue.js 3 using Vite, and then migrate to Nuxt 3 when it comes out?

Long version: We have an old web application running on AngularJS and Bootstrap for frontend. It is mostly a user interface to easily read and post data to our engine.

We want to redo this web application. Started from scratch using the newest version of Angular 2+ and Material Design for frontend. We haven't even finished rewriting half of the application and it is becoming dreadful to work on.

  • The cold start takes too much time
  • Every little change reload the whole page. Seconds to minutes of development lost looking at a loading blank page just changing css
  • Code maintainability is getting worse... again... as the application grows, since we must create everytime 5 files for a new page (html, component.ts, module.ts, scss, routing.ts)

I'm currently trying to code a Proof of Concept using Nuxt.js and Tailwind CSS. But the thing is, Vue.js 3 is out and has interesting features such as the composition API, teleport and fragments. Also we wish to use the Vite frontend tooling, to improve our time developing regardless of our application size. It feels like a better alternative to Webpack, which is what Nuxt 2 uses.

I'm already trying Nuxt.js with the nuxt-vite experimental module, but many nuxt modules are still incompatible from the time I'm posting this. It is also becoming cumbersome not being able to use teleport or fragments, but that can be circumvented with good components.

What I'm asking is, what should be the wisest decision: keep developing with Nuxt 2 and wait for a migration guide to Nuxt 3? Or start developing with Vue.js 3 using Vite, and then migrate to Nuxt 3 when it comes out?

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Ashish Sharma
Sr. UI Associate at Daffodil Software | 5 upvotes 路 442K views

I am a bit confused when to choose Bootstrap vs Material Design or Tailwind CSS, and why? I mean, in which kind of projects we can work with bootstrap/Material/Tailwind CSS? If the design is made up on the grid, we prefer bootstrap, and if flat design, then material design. Similarly, when do we choose tailwind CSS?

Any suggestion would be appreciated?

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React Router

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PROS OF REACT ROUTER
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    Because there's not alternative
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    ReactQL is a React + GraphQL front-end starter kit. #JSX is a natural way to think about building UI, and it renders to pure #HTML in the browser and on the server, making it trivial to build server-rendered Single Page Apps. GraphQL via Apollo was chosen for the data layer; #GraphQL makes it simple to request just the data your app needs, and #Apollo takes care of communicating with your API (written in any language; doesn't have to be JavaScript!), caching, and rendering to #React.

    ReactQL is written in TypeScript to provide full types/Intellisense, and pick up hard-to-diagnose goofs that might later show up at runtime. React makes heavy use of Webpack 4 to handle transforming your code to an optimised client-side bundle, and in throws back just enough code needed for the initial render, while seamlessly handling import statements asynchronously as needed, making the payload your user downloads ultimately much smaller than trying to do it by hand.

    React Helmet was chosen to handle <head> content, because it works universally, making it easy to throw back the correct <title> and other tags on the initial render, as well as inject new tags for subsequent client-side views.

    styled-components, Sass, Less and PostCSS were added to give developers a choice of whether to build styles purely in React / JavaScript, or whether to defer to a #css #preprocessor. This is especially useful for interop with UI frameworks like Bootstrap, Semantic UI, Foundation, etc - ReactQL lets you mix and match #css and renders to both a static .css file during bundling as well as generates per-page <style> tags when using #StyledComponents.

    React Router handles routing, because it works both on the server and in the client. ReactQL customises it further by capturing non-200 responses on the server, redirecting or throwing back custom 404 pages as needed.

    Koa is the web server that handles all incoming HTTP requests, because it's fast (TTFB < 5ms, even after fully rendering React), and its natively #async, making it easy to async/await inside routes and middleware.

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    I'm creating a website with React in my free time, and this is my first time doing this. So far, I've worked with React and React Router, but migrating to Next.js or Gatsby would cover Routing and SEO, which I currently cannot work with. Most things I read say that Next.js is the best solution, but I am trying to decide whether it is worth the time and effort to recreate the site for SEO and speed purposes. Does anyone have suggestions?

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    styled-components

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    PROS OF STYLED-COMPONENTS
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      Very easy to use and integrate
    CONS OF STYLED-COMPONENTS
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      Johnny Bell

      For Stack Decisions I needed to add Markdown in the decision composer to give our users access to some general styling when writing their decisions. We used React & GraphQL on the #Frontend and Ruby & GraphQL on the backend.

      Instead of using Showdown or another tool, We decided to parse the Markdown on the backend so we had more control over what we wanted to render in Markdown because we didn't want to enable all Markdown options, we also wanted to limit any malicious code or images to be embedded into the decisions and Markdown was a fairly large to import into our component so it was going to add a lot of kilobytes that we didn't need.

      We also needed to style how the markdown looked, we are currently using Glamorous so I used that but we are planning to update this to Emotion at some stage as it has a fairly easy upgrade path rather than switching over to styled-components or one of the other cssInJs alternatives.

      Also we used React-Mentions for tagging tools and topics in the decisions. Typing @ will let you tag a tool, and typing # will allow you to tag a topic.

      The Markdown options that we chose to support are tags: a, code, u, b, em, pre, ul, ol, li.

      If there are anymore tags you'd love to see added in the composer leave me a comment below and we will look into adding them.

      #StackDecisionsLaunch

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      ReactQL is a React + GraphQL front-end starter kit. #JSX is a natural way to think about building UI, and it renders to pure #HTML in the browser and on the server, making it trivial to build server-rendered Single Page Apps. GraphQL via Apollo was chosen for the data layer; #GraphQL makes it simple to request just the data your app needs, and #Apollo takes care of communicating with your API (written in any language; doesn't have to be JavaScript!), caching, and rendering to #React.

      ReactQL is written in TypeScript to provide full types/Intellisense, and pick up hard-to-diagnose goofs that might later show up at runtime. React makes heavy use of Webpack 4 to handle transforming your code to an optimised client-side bundle, and in throws back just enough code needed for the initial render, while seamlessly handling import statements asynchronously as needed, making the payload your user downloads ultimately much smaller than trying to do it by hand.

      React Helmet was chosen to handle <head> content, because it works universally, making it easy to throw back the correct <title> and other tags on the initial render, as well as inject new tags for subsequent client-side views.

      styled-components, Sass, Less and PostCSS were added to give developers a choice of whether to build styles purely in React / JavaScript, or whether to defer to a #css #preprocessor. This is especially useful for interop with UI frameworks like Bootstrap, Semantic UI, Foundation, etc - ReactQL lets you mix and match #css and renders to both a static .css file during bundling as well as generates per-page <style> tags when using #StyledComponents.

      React Router handles routing, because it works both on the server and in the client. ReactQL customises it further by capturing non-200 responses on the server, redirecting or throwing back custom 404 pages as needed.

      Koa is the web server that handles all incoming HTTP requests, because it's fast (TTFB < 5ms, even after fully rendering React), and its natively #async, making it easy to async/await inside routes and middleware.

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      Storybook logo

      Storybook

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          Robert Zuber

          We are in the process of adopting Next.js as our React framework and using Storybook to help build our React components in isolation. This new part of our frontend is written in TypeScript, and we use Emotion for CSS/styling. For delivering data, we use GraphQL and Apollo. Jest, Percy, and Cypress are used for testing.

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          Ant Design

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          PROS OF ANT DESIGN
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            Lots of components
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            Polished and enterprisey look and feel
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            TypeScript
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            Easy to integrate
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            Es6 support
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            Beautiful and solid
          • 16
            Beautifully Animated Components
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            Quick Release rhythm
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            Great documentation
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            Typescript support
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            Short Code
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            Easy to customize Forms
          CONS OF ANT DESIGN
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            Less
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            Large File Size
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            Close
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            Poor accessibility support
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            Dangerous to use as a base in component libraries
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          Sarmad Chaudhary
          Founder & CEO at Ebiz Ltd. | 9 upvotes 路 525.6K views

          Hi there!

          I just want to have a simple poll/vote...

          If you guys need a UI/Component Library for React, Vue.js, or AngularJS, which type of library would you prefer between:

          1 ) A single maintained cross-framework library that is 100% compatible and can be integrated with any popular framework like Vue, React, Angular 2, Svelte, etc.

          2) A native framework-specific library developed to work only on target framework like ElementUI for Vue, Ant Design for React.

          Your advice would help a lot! Thanks in advance :)

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          Material-UIMaterial-UIAnt DesignAnt Design

          Hi, I start building an admin dashboard with next.js and looking for a frontend framework ( components ready ). So I end up with Ant Design and Material-UI, but I never built a project with these two.

          Here is a list of my requirements.

          1. Good documentation.
          2. easy CRUD ( date picker and date range picker bundled )
          3. built-in multi-lang feature or Great 3rd library support
          4. Admin dashboard template
          5. well code maintenance

          Which is better for the long run?

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          Angular CLI

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              Vaibhav Taunk
              Team Lead at Technovert | 31 upvotes 路 1.9M views

              I am starting to become a full-stack developer, by choosing and learning .NET Core for API Development, Angular CLI / React for UI Development, MongoDB for database, as it a NoSQL DB and Flutter / React Native for Mobile App Development. Using Postman, Markdown and Visual Studio Code for development.

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              Picked Angular 2 as framework since Angular CLI made it easy to get started on a self-contained frontend web project with TypeScript for easier development -- thanks to intellisense extensions for Visual Studio Code, hassle-free browser compatibility with the built-in Babel transpiler and packaging with the built-in Webpack configuration.

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              Vue CLI

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                Simon Reymann
                Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH | 22 upvotes 路 1.2M views

                Our whole Vue.js frontend stack (incl. SSR) consists of the following tools:

                • Nuxt.js consisting of Vue CLI, Vue Router, vuex, Webpack and Sass (Bundler for HTML5, CSS 3), Babel (Transpiler for JavaScript),
                • Vue Styleguidist as our style guide and pool of developed Vue.js components
                • Vuetify as Material Component Framework (for fast app development)
                • TypeScript as programming language
                • Apollo / GraphQL (incl. GraphiQL) for data access layer (https://apollo.vuejs.org/)
                • ESLint, TSLint and Prettier for coding style and code analyzes
                • Jest as testing framework
                • Google Fonts and Font Awesome for typography and icon toolkit
                • NativeScript-Vue for mobile development

                The main reason we have chosen Vue.js over React and AngularJS is related to the following artifacts:

                • Empowered HTML. Vue.js has many similar approaches with Angular. This helps to optimize HTML blocks handling with the use of different components.
                • Detailed documentation. Vue.js has very good documentation which can fasten learning curve for developers.
                • Adaptability. It provides a rapid switching period from other frameworks. It has similarities with Angular and React in terms of design and architecture.
                • Awesome integration. Vue.js can be used for both building single-page applications and more difficult web interfaces of apps. Smaller interactive parts can be easily integrated into the existing infrastructure with no negative effect on the entire system.
                • Large scaling. Vue.js can help to develop pretty large reusable templates.
                • Tiny size. Vue.js weights around 20KB keeping its speed and flexibility. It allows reaching much better performance in comparison to other frameworks.
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                I am trying to build a Cordova app using Vue.js and Quasar Framework, should I use the Vue CLI or quasar CLI? Which would be better for extensibility?

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