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What is Materialize and what are its top alternatives?

A CSS Framework based on material design.
Materialize is a tool in the Front-End Frameworks category of a tech stack.
Materialize is an open source tool with 38.5K GitHub stars and 4.9K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Materialize's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Materialize

  • Bootstrap

    Bootstrap

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

  • Material Design

    Material Design

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

  • Material

    Material

    Express your creativity with Material, an animation and graphics framework for Google's Material Design and Apple's Flat UI in Swift. ...

  • Angular Material

    Angular Material

    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. ...

  • Material-UI

    Material-UI

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

  • 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. ...

  • Bulma

    Bulma

    Bulma is a CSS framework based on Flexbox and built with Sass

  • Vuetify

    Vuetify

    Vuetify is a component framework for Vue.js 2. It aims to provide clean, semantic and reusable components that make building your application a breeze. Vuetify utilizes Google's Material Design design pattern, taking cues from other popular frameworks such as Materialize.css, Material Design Lite, Semantic UI and Bootstrap 4. ...

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Bootstrap

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    Responsiveness
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    UI components
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    Consistent
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    Great docs
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    Flexible
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    HTML, CSS, and JS framework
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    Open source
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    Widely used
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    Customizable
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    HTML framework
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    Popular
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    Mobile first
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    Easy setup
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    Great grid system
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    Great community
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    Future compatibility
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    Integration
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    Very powerful foundational front-end framework
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    Standard
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    Javascript plugins
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    Build faster prototypes
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    Preprocessors
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    Grids
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    Clean
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    Good for a person who hates CSS
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    Rapid development
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    Love it
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    Easy to setup and learn
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    Clean and quick frontend development
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    Provide angular wrapper
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    Great and easy to use
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    Great and easy
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    Powerful grid system, Rapid development, Customization
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    Community
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    Great customer support
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    Popularity
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    Great and easy to make a responsive website
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    Sprzedam opla
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    Easy to use
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    Easy setup2
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    Reactjs
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    Responsive design
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    Geo
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    Not tied to jQuery
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    Design Agnostic
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    So clean and simple
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    Numerous components
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    Recognizable
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    Intuitive
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    Love the classes?
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    Material-ui
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    Pre-Defined components
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    Boostrap
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    Painless front end development
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    It's fast
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    Felxible, comfortable, user-friendly
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    The fame
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CONS OF BOOTSTRAP
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    Javascript is tied to jquery
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    Every site uses the defaults
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    Too much heavy decoration in default look
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    Grid system break points aren't ideal
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    Verbose styles
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    Super heavy

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Ganesa Vijayakumar
Full Stack Coder | Module Lead · | 18 upvotes · 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

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Francisco Quintero
Tech Lead at Dev As Pros · | 13 upvotes · 719.4K 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.

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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
  • 0
    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 · | 7 upvotes · 34.3K 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 · | 4 upvotes · 278.4K 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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Material

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    CONS OF MATERIAL
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      PROS OF ANGULAR MATERIAL
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        Components
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        Backed by a well known company
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        Simple
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        Easy
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        Very good documentation
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        Rte
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        Implements well known material design
      CONS OF ANGULAR MATERIAL
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        Fairly large

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        React
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        Material Design
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        Ui components
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        CSS framework
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        Component
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        Looks great
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        Responsive
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        Good documentation
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        Open source
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        Code examples
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        Flexible
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        Ui component
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        JSS
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        Very accessible
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        Angular
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        Designed for Server Side Rendering
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        Interface
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        Supports old browsers out of the box
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        Fun
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        Easy to work with
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      CONS OF MATERIAL-UI
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        Hard to learn. Bad documentation
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        Hard to customize
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        Hard to understand Docs
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        Bad performance
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        Long Code
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        Extra library needed for date/time pickers
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        For editable table component need to use material-table

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      Adebayo Akinlaja
      Engineering Manager at Andela · | 22 upvotes · 657.4K 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—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.

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      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?

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      PROS OF ANT DESIGN
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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
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        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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      CONS OF ANT DESIGN
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        Close
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        Large File Size
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        Poor accessibility support
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        Sdf

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      Sarmad Chaudhary
      Founder & CEO at Ebiz Ltd. · | 9 upvotes · 381.5K 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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      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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        Community-created themes
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        Great docs
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        Responsive
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        Easy to learn and use
      CONS OF BULMA
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        Not yet supporting Vue 3

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      Daniel Hernández Alcojor
      Frontend Developer at atSistemas · | 8 upvotes · 343K views

      I'm building, from scratch, a webapp. It's going to be a dashboard to check on our apps in New Relic and update the Apdex from the webapp. I have just chosen Next.js as our framework because we use React already, and after going through the tutorial, I just loved the latest changes they have implemented.

      But we have to decide on a CSS framework for the UI. I'm partial to Bulma because I love that it's all about CSS (and you can use SCSS from the start), that it's rather lightweight and that it doesn't come with JavaScript clutter. One of the things I hate about Bootstrap is that you depend on jQuery to use the JavaScript part. My boss loves UIkIt, but when I've used it in the past, I didn't like it.

      What do you think we should use? Maybe you have another suggestion?

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        Wide range of components and active development
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        Vue
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        New age components
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        Easy integration
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        Material Design
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        Open Source
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        Nuxt.js
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        Not tied to jQuery
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        Awesome Component collection
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        Awesome Documentation
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        Internationalization
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        Best use of vue slots you'll ever see
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        Not tied to jQuery
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        Responsiveness
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      CONS OF VUETIFY
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        It is heavy

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      Simon Reymann
      Senior Fullstack Developer at QUANTUSflow Software GmbH · | 19 upvotes · 616.8K 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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      Paul Whittemore
      Developer and Owner at Appurist Software · | 15 upvotes · 680.8K views

      I'm building most projects using: Server: either Fastify (all projects going forward) or ExpressJS on Node.js (existing, previously) on the server side, and Client app: either Vuetify (currently) or Quasar Framework (going forward) on Vue.js with vuex on Electron for the UI to deliver both web-based and desktop applications for multiple platforms.

      The direct support for Android and iOS in Quasar Framework will make it my go-to client UI platform for any new client-side or web work. On the server, I'll probably use Fastly for all my server work, unless I get into Go more in the future.

      Update: The mobile support in Quasar is not a sufficiently compelling reason to move me from Vuetify. I have decided to stick with Vuetify for a UI for Vue, as it is richer in components and enables a really great-looking professional result. For mobile platforms, I will just use Cordova to wrap the Vue+Vuetify app for mobile, and Electron to wrap it for desktop platforms.

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