What is Material and what are its top alternatives?
Top Alternatives to Material
Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web. ...
Material Design is a unified system that combines theory, resources, and tools for crafting digital experiences. ...
A CSS Framework based on material design.
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. ...
It is a comprehensive guide for visual, motion, and interaction design across platforms and devices. ...
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. ...
Lottie is a mobile library for Android and iOS that parses Adobe After Effects animations exported as json with Bodymovin and renders them natively on mobile! ...
Material alternatives & related posts
- UI components1.2K
- Great docs777
- HTML, CSS, and JS framework466
- Open source410
- Widely used375
- HTML framework241
- Mobile first75
- Easy setup75
- Great grid system56
- Great community49
- Future compatibility38
- Very powerful foundational front-end framework27
- Build faster prototypes19
- Good for a person who hates CSS7
- Rapid development4
- Easy to setup and learn4
- Love it4
- Clean and quick frontend development2
- Provide angular wrapper2
- Great and easy to use2
- Great and easy2
- Powerful grid system, Rapid development, Customization2
- Great customer support2
- Great and easy to make a responsive website2
- Sprzedam opla2
- Easy to use2
- Painless front end development1
- Responsive design1
- Design Agnostic1
- So clean and simple1
- Numerous components1
- Love the classes?1
- Pre-Defined components1
- It's fast1
- Felxible, comfortable, user-friendly1
- The fame1
- Easy setup21
- Every site uses the defaults16
- Too much heavy decoration in default look14
- Grid system break points aren't ideal14
- Verbose styles8
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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.
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! :)
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.
- They really set a new bar in design4
- An intuitive design3
- Simply, And Beautiful2
- Many great libraries2
- Sometimes, it can hang the browser1
related Material Design posts
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?
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?
- Google material design102
- Easy to use74
- Modern looks54
- Open source47
- Good documentation42
- Code examples37
- Extremely light - 29kb29
- Great Support15
- It looks beautiful10
- Very nice looking components to quickly build out8
- Smooth animation7
- Great Grid System6
- Ruby gem to integrate in 2 seconds flat4
- Angular2 Support3
- MIT Lisence2
- Friendly api, easy setup, good documentation2
- Easy setup2
- Grid system1
- Because of the easy to use and very editable library1
- Friendly Api1
- Better class name0
- Rtl support0
- Poor Grid System6
- Mobile errors5
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- Backed by a well known company6
- Very good documentation2
- Implements well known material design1
- Fairly large3
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- Material Design70
- Ui components45
- CSS framework23
- Looks great10
- Open source6
- Good documentation6
- Code examples5
- Ui component5
- Very accessible3
- Designed for Server Side Rendering2
- Supports old browsers out of the box2
- Easy to work with1
- Hard to learn. Bad documentation24
- Hard to customize21
- Hard to understand Docs16
- Bad performance6
- Long Code5
- Extra library needed for date/time pickers4
- For editable table component need to use material-table4
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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—since 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.
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?
- Lots of components36
- Polished and enterprisey look and feel27
- Easy to integrate17
- Es6 support17
- Beautiful and solid15
- Beautifully Animated Components14
- Quick Release rhythm13
- Great documentation12
- Typescript support12
- Short Code9
- Large File Size7
- Poor accessibility support2
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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 :)
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.
- Good documentation.
- easy CRUD ( date picker and date range picker bundled )
- built-in multi-lang feature or Great 3rd library support
- Admin dashboard template
- well code maintenance
Which is better for the long run?
- Great for prototyping15
- Fast idea validation5
- Integrates right with Photoshop3