Alternatives to BEM logo

Alternatives to BEM

SUIT CSS, CSS Modules, Bootstrap, Animate.css , and Material Design for Angular are the most popular alternatives and competitors to BEM.
91
71
+ 1
0

What is BEM and what are its top alternatives?

This methodology was developed at Yandex with the goals in mind that Fast development and long-lasting results for standard projects,A project involves many people,Scalable teams,Code reuse.
BEM is a tool in the Front-End Frameworks category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to BEM

  • SUIT CSS

    SUIT CSS

    SUIT CSS provides a reliable and testable styling solution for component-based web application development. ...

  • CSS Modules

    CSS Modules

    It is a CSS file in which all class names and animation names are scoped locally by default. The key words here are scoped locally. With this, your CSS class names become similar to local variables in JavaScript. It goes into the compiler, and CSS comes out the other side. ...

  • Bootstrap

    Bootstrap

    Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web. ...

  • Animate.css

    Animate.css

    It is a bunch of cool, fun, and cross-browser animations for you to use in your projects. Great for emphasis, home pages, sliders, and general just-add-water-awesomeness. ...

  • Material Design for Angular

    Material Design for Angular

    Material Design is a specification for a unified system of visual, motion, and interaction design that adapts across different devices. Our goal is to deliver a lean, lightweight set of AngularJS-native UI elements that implement the material design system for use in Angular SPAs. ...

  • Material-UI

    Material-UI

    It is a comprehensive guide for visual, motion, and interaction design across platforms and devices. ...

  • Foundation

    Foundation

    Foundation is the most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world. You can quickly prototype and build sites or apps that work on any kind of device with Foundation, which includes layout constructs (like a fully responsive grid), elements and best practices. ...

  • Nuxt.js

    Nuxt.js

    Nuxt.js presets all the configuration needed to make your development of a Vue.js application enjoyable. You can use Nuxt.js for SSR, SPA, Static Generated, PWA and more. ...

BEM alternatives & related posts

SUIT CSS logo

SUIT CSS

12
23
0
Style tools for UI components. Plays well with React, Ember, Angular
12
23
+ 1
0
PROS OF SUIT CSS
    Be the first to leave a pro
    CONS OF SUIT CSS
      Be the first to leave a con

      related SUIT CSS posts

      CSS Modules logo

      CSS Modules

      93
      120
      1
      A CSS file in which all class names and animation names are scoped locally by default
      93
      120
      + 1
      1
      PROS OF CSS MODULES
      • 1
        Static rather than compiled at runtime
      CONS OF CSS MODULES
        Be the first to leave a con

        related CSS Modules posts

        Bootstrap logo

        Bootstrap

        52.2K
        11.4K
        7.6K
        Simple and flexible HTML, CSS, and JS for popular UI components and interactions
        52.2K
        11.4K
        + 1
        7.6K
        PROS OF BOOTSTRAP
        • 1.6K
          Responsiveness
        • 1.2K
          UI components
        • 943
          Consistent
        • 777
          Great docs
        • 677
          Flexible
        • 466
          HTML, CSS, and JS framework
        • 410
          Open source
        • 375
          Widely used
        • 368
          Customizable
        • 241
          HTML framework
        • 76
          Popular
        • 75
          Mobile first
        • 75
          Easy setup
        • 56
          Great grid system
        • 49
          Great community
        • 38
          Future compatibility
        • 34
          Integration
        • 27
          Very powerful foundational front-end framework
        • 24
          Standard
        • 23
          Javascript plugins
        • 19
          Build faster prototypes
        • 18
          Preprocessors
        • 13
          Grids
        • 8
          Clean
        • 7
          Good for a person who hates CSS
        • 4
          Rapid development
        • 4
          Easy to setup and learn
        • 4
          Love it
        • 2
          Clean and quick frontend development
        • 2
          Provide angular wrapper
        • 2
          Great and easy to use
        • 2
          Great and easy
        • 2
          Powerful grid system, Rapid development, Customization
        • 2
          Community
        • 2
          Great customer support
        • 2
          Popularity
        • 2
          Great and easy to make a responsive website
        • 2
          Sprzedam opla
        • 2
          Easy to use
        • 1
          Painless front end development
        • 1
          Responsive design
        • 1
          Reactjs
        • 1
          Geo
        • 1
          Design Agnostic
        • 1
          So clean and simple
        • 1
          Numerous components
        • 1
          Recognizable
        • 1
          Intuitive
        • 1
          Love the classes?
        • 1
          Material-ui
        • 1
          Pre-Defined components
        • 1
          Boostrap
        • 1
          It's fast
        • 1
          Felxible, comfortable, user-friendly
        • 1
          The fame
        • 1
          Easy setup2
        • 0
          Frefsd
        CONS OF BOOTSTRAP
        • 25
          Javascript is tied to jquery
        • 16
          Every site uses the defaults
        • 14
          Too much heavy decoration in default look
        • 14
          Grid system break points aren't ideal
        • 8
          Verbose styles

        related Bootstrap posts

        Ganesa Vijayakumar
        Full Stack Coder | Module Lead | 18 upvotes 路 2.3M views

        I'm planning to create a web application and also a mobile application to provide a very good shopping experience to the end customers. Shortly, my application will be aggregate the product details from difference sources and giving a clear picture to the user that when and where to buy that product with best in Quality and cost.

        I have planned to develop this in many milestones for adding N number of features and I have picked my first part to complete the core part (aggregate the product details from different sources).

        As per my work experience and knowledge, I have chosen the followings stacks to this mission.

        UI: I would like to develop this application using React, React Router and React Native since I'm a little bit familiar on this and also most importantly these will help on developing both web and mobile apps. In addition, I'm gonna use the stacks JavaScript, jQuery, jQuery UI, jQuery Mobile, Bootstrap wherever required.

        Service: I have planned to use Java as the main business layer language as I have 7+ years of experience on this I believe I can do better work using Java than other languages. In addition, I'm thinking to use the stacks Node.js.

        Database and ORM: I'm gonna pick MySQL as DB and Hibernate as ORM since I have a piece of good knowledge and also work experience on this combination.

        Search Engine: I need to deal with a large amount of product data and it's in-detailed info to provide enough details to end user at the same time I need to focus on the performance area too. so I have decided to use Solr as a search engine for product search and suggestions. In addition, I'm thinking to replace Solr by Elasticsearch once explored/reviewed enough about Elasticsearch.

        Host: As of now, my plan to complete the application with decent features first and deploy it in a free hosting environment like Docker and Heroku and then once it is stable then I have planned to use the AWS products Amazon S3, EC2, Amazon RDS and Amazon Route 53. I'm not sure about Microsoft Azure that what is the specialty in it than Heroku and Amazon EC2 Container Service. Anyhow, I will do explore these once again and pick the best suite one for my requirement once I reached this level.

        Build and Repositories: I have decided to choose Apache Maven and Git as these are my favorites and also so popular on respectively build and repositories.

        Additional Utilities :) - I would like to choose Codacy for code review as their Startup plan will be very helpful to this application. I'm already experienced with Google CheckStyle and SonarQube even I'm looking something on Codacy.

        Happy Coding! Suggestions are welcome! :)

        Thanks, Ganesa

        See more
        Francisco Quintero
        Tech Lead at Dev As Pros | 13 upvotes 路 696.3K views

        For Etom, a side project. We wanted to test an idea for a future and bigger project.

        What Etom does is searching places. Right now, it leverages the Google Maps API. For that, we found a React component that makes this integration easy because using Google Maps API is not possible via normal API requests.

        You kind of need a map to work as a proxy between the software and Google Maps API.

        We hate configuration(coming from Rails world) so also decided to use Create React App because setting up a React app, with all the toys, it's a hard job.

        Thanks to all the people behind Create React App it's easier to start any React application.

        We also chose a module called Reactstrap which is Bootstrap UI in React components.

        An important thing in this side project(and in the bigger project plan) is to measure visitor through out the app. For that we researched and found that Keen was a good choice(very good free tier limits) and also it is very simple to setup and real simple to send data to

        Slack and Trello are our defaults tools to comunicate ideas and discuss topics, so, no brainer using them as well for this project.

        See more
        Animate.css  logo

        Animate.css

        8.9K
        1.2K
        0
        A library of CSS animations
        8.9K
        1.2K
        + 1
        0
        PROS OF ANIMATE.CSS
          Be the first to leave a pro
          CONS OF ANIMATE.CSS
            Be the first to leave a con

            related Animate.css posts

            Material Design for Angular logo

            Material Design for Angular

            7.8K
            6.1K
            517
            Material Design for AngularJS Apps
            7.8K
            6.1K
            + 1
            517
            PROS OF MATERIAL DESIGN FOR ANGULAR
            • 117
              Ui components
            • 62
              Backed by google
            • 51
              Free
            • 50
              Backed by angular
            • 48
              Javascript
            • 34
              Open source
            • 32
              Responsiveness
            • 31
              Easy to learn
            • 28
              Quick to develop
            • 20
              Customizable
            • 8
              Easy to start
            • 8
              Powerful
            • 6
              Themes
            • 6
              Flexible
            • 4
              Flexbox Layouts
            • 3
              Great community
            • 3
              I like its design
            • 2
              Great extensions
            • 1
              CDK
            • 1
              Consistents
            • 1
              It's the best looking out of the box
            • 1
              Seamless integration with AngularJS but lack of docs
            • 0
              Progressive Web Apps - to learn
            CONS OF MATERIAL DESIGN FOR ANGULAR
            • 4
              No practical examples

            related Material Design for Angular posts

            Material-UI logo

            Material-UI

            1.3K
            2.5K
            338
            React components for faster and easier web development
            1.3K
            2.5K
            + 1
            338
            PROS OF MATERIAL-UI
            • 107
              React
            • 70
              Material Design
            • 45
              Ui components
            • 23
              CSS framework
            • 17
              Component
            • 10
              Looks great
            • 9
              Responsive
            • 9
              LESS
            • 6
              Open source
            • 6
              Good documentation
            • 5
              Code examples
            • 5
              Flexible
            • 5
              Ui component
            • 4
              JSS
            • 3
              Angular
            • 3
              Very accessible
            • 2
              Fun
            • 2
              Designed for Server Side Rendering
            • 2
              Supports old browsers out of the box
            • 2
              LADO
            • 1
              Interface
            • 1
              Asdasd
            • 1
              Easy to work with
            • 0
              555
            CONS OF MATERIAL-UI
            • 24
              Hard to learn. Bad documentation
            • 21
              Hard to customize
            • 16
              Hard to understand Docs
            • 6
              Bad performance
            • 5
              Long Code
            • 4
              Extra library needed for date/time pickers
            • 4
              For editable table component need to use material-table

            related Material-UI posts

            Adebayo Akinlaja
            Engineering Manager at Andela | 22 upvotes 路 628.8K views

            I picked up an idea to develop and it was no brainer I had to go with React for the frontend. I was faced with challenges when it came to what component framework to use. I had worked extensively with Material-UI but I needed something different that would offer me wider range of well customized components (I became pretty slow at styling). I brought in Evergreen after several sampling and reads online but again, after several prototype development against Evergreen鈥攕ince I was using TypeScript and I had to import custom Type, it felt exhaustive. After I validated Evergreen with the designs of the idea I was developing, I also noticed I might have to do a lot of styling. I later stumbled on Material Kit, the one specifically made for React . It was promising with beautifully crafted components, most of which fits into the designs pages I had on ground.

            A major problem of Material Kit for me is it isn't written in TypeScript and there isn't any plans to support its TypeScript version. I rolled up my sleeve and started converting their components to TypeScript and if you'll ask me, I am still on it.

            In summary, I used the Create React App with TypeScript support and I am spending some time converting Material Kit to TypeScript before I start developing against it. All of these components are going to be hosted on Bit.

            If you feel I am crazy or I have gotten something wrong, I'll be willing to listen to your opinion. Also, if you want to have a share of whatever TypeScript version of Material Kit I end up coming up with, let me know.

            See more

            My React website is a simple 5-pager that attaches to a database to store and display registrations and other data. The user (small user base) can change any form elements, but I don't need theme-ing, though that would be fun for the user. reactstrap/react-bootstrap built on Bootstrap 4 sounds dated. I am familiar with reactstrap, but a friend said to try Material-UI. The thought of learning it is interesting, but somehow I think it might be overkill. So... reactstrap, react-bootstrap, or Material UI, which should I use?

            See more
            Foundation logo

            Foundation

            1.2K
            1K
            735
            The most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world
            1.2K
            1K
            + 1
            735
            PROS OF FOUNDATION
            • 158
              Responsive grid
            • 92
              Mobile first
            • 79
              Open source
            • 75
              Semantic
            • 72
              Customizable
            • 51
              Quick to prototype
            • 50
              Simple ui
            • 45
              Fast
            • 44
              Best practices
            • 39
              Easy setup
            • 6
              Neutral style
            • 6
              HTML, SCSS and JS
            • 5
              Professional
            • 5
              Accessibility support
            • 3
              Xy grid
            • 2
              Every new version is smaller, smarter & more efficient
            • 2
              Sass
            • 1
              Robust
            CONS OF FOUNDATION
            • 4
              Awful site
            • 4
              Requires jQuery

            related Foundation posts

            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.

            See more
            Shared insights
            on
            Bootstrap
            Foundation

            Should I go with Foundation CSS instead of Bootstrap? Or, if any other popular responsive frameworks are out there, please suggest them to me. My site mainly targets mobile or tablet

            See more
            Nuxt.js logo

            Nuxt.js

            1.1K
            1K
            243
            The Vue.js Framework
            1.1K
            1K
            + 1
            243
            PROS OF NUXT.JS
            • 37
              SSR
            • 33
              Automatic routes
            • 22
              Middleware
            • 20
              Hot code reloading
            • 16
              SPA
            • 16
              Easy setup, easy to use, great community, FRENCH TOUCH
            • 16
              Static Websites
            • 14
              Plugins
            • 12
              Code splitting for every page
            • 10
              Automatic transpilation and bundling (with webpack and
            • 10
              Custom layouts
            • 8
              Modules ecosystem
            • 7
              Easy setup
            • 6
              Pages directory
            • 6
              Vibrant and helpful community
            • 6
              Amazing Developer Experience
            • 3
              Not React
            • 1
              Its Great for Team Development
            CONS OF NUXT.JS
              Be the first to leave a con

              related Nuxt.js posts

              Simon Reymann
              Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH | 19 upvotes 路 573.6K 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.
              See more
              Giordanna De Gregoriis
              Jr Fullstack Developer at Stefanini Inspiring | 7 upvotes 路 9.9K 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?

              See more