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Ant Design vs Material-UI: What are the differences?

Ant Design: A set of high-quality React components. 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; Material-UI: React components for faster and easier web development. Build your own design system, or start with Material Design. React components for faster and easier web development. Build your own design system, or start with Material Design.

Ant Design can be classified as a tool in the "JavaScript Framework Components" category, while Material-UI is grouped under "Front-End Frameworks".

"Polished and enterprisey look and feel" is the primary reason why developers consider Ant Design over the competitors, whereas "React" was stated as the key factor in picking Material-UI.

Ant Design and Material-UI are both open source tools. It seems that Material-UI with 48.1K GitHub stars and 10.7K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Ant Design with 47.8K GitHub stars and 16.8K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Material-UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 67 company stacks & 77 developers stacks; compared to Ant Design, which is listed in 22 company stacks and 33 developer stacks.

What is 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.

What is Material-UI?

It is a comprehensive guide for visual, motion, and interaction design across platforms and devices.
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What are some alternatives to Ant Design and Material-UI?
Bootstrap
Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
Semantic UI
Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI.
Semantic UI React
Semantic UI React is the official React integration for Semantic UI. jQuery Free, Declarative API, Shorthand Props, and more.
NativeBase
NativeBase is a free and open source framework that enables developers to build high-quality mobile apps using React Native iOS and Android apps with a fusion of ES6. NativeBase builds a layer on top of React Native that provides you with basic set of components for mobile application development. This helps you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms.
Blueprint
Blueprint is a React UI toolkit for the web. It is optimized for building complex, data-dense web interfaces for desktop applications. If you rely heavily on mobile interactions and are looking for a mobile-first UI toolkit, this may not be for you.
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Decisions about Ant Design and Material-UI
Adebayo Akinlaja
Adebayo Akinlaja
Engineering Manager at Andela | 13 upvotes 41.2K views
React
React
Material-UI
Material-UI
Evergreen
Evergreen
TypeScript
TypeScript
Material Kit
Material Kit
Create React App
Create React App
Bit
Bit

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.

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Reviews of Ant Design and Material-UI
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Senior Software Engineer
Review ofAnt DesignAnt Design

Really simple to install and works as you expect it to out of the box.

Ant Design has a lot of different components to choose from, and they looks fantastic. Very enterprise, very polished. This isn't Twitter Bootstrap.

A great thing about a lot of the components is that they take other React components as children. So you can nest, and mish-mash the content to your hearts content.

If you're building something, take a look at Ant Design - it may increase your output speed significantly and make your app not look "MVP".

How developers use Ant Design and Material-UI
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Cloudcraft uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

Material UI provides Cloudcraft.co with a clean, professional looking and very easy to use set of UI components build with React. The few issues we've reported to the developers have been quickly fixed each time. I highly recommend using Material UI for both consumer and enterprise web apps. The styling system in particular is very nice to work with, and allows you to easily add your own brand's look and feel throughout the UI.

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Kurzor, s.r.o. uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

We like the pure simplicity of Google's Material UI. It is simply too much overhead today to design custom UI styles.

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p009922 uses Ant DesignAnt Design

best practice standardization within the team on a very promising GUI standard design for client development

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DerEnderKeks uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

Martial UI is used by Admin-on-REST, the frontend used by Gofus.

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Ambar uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

Ambar UI is based on Material UI components

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Sunny Singh uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

Provides Material-based components.

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