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Ant Design vs Semantic UI: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Semantic UI? A UI Component library implemented using a set of specifications designed around natural language. Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI.

Ant Design and Semantic UI are primarily classified as "JavaScript Framework Components" and "Front-End Frameworks" tools respectively.

"Polished and enterprisey look and feel" is the primary reason why developers consider Ant Design over the competitors, whereas "Easy to use and looks elegant" was stated as the key factor in picking Semantic UI.

Ant Design and Semantic UI are both open source tools. It seems that Ant Design with 48.6K GitHub stars and 17.2K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Semantic UI with 45.9K GitHub stars and 4.84K GitHub forks.

Snapchat, Accenture, and Reviewable are some of the popular companies that use Semantic UI, whereas Ant Design is used by Telepath, XPrep, and Arhia. Semantic UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 77 company stacks & 55 developers stacks; compared to Ant Design, which is listed in 24 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 Semantic UI?

Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI.
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    What are some alternatives to Ant Design and Semantic UI?
    Material-UI
    It is a comprehensive guide for visual, motion, and interaction design across platforms and devices.
    Bootstrap
    Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
    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 Semantic UI
    React
    React
    GraphQL
    GraphQL
    Apollo
    Apollo
    JavaScript
    JavaScript
    TypeScript
    TypeScript
    Webpack
    Webpack
    React Helmet
    React Helmet
    styled-components
    styled-components
    Sass
    Sass
    Less
    Less
    PostCSS
    PostCSS
    Bootstrap
    Bootstrap
    Semantic UI
    Semantic UI
    Foundation
    Foundation
    React Router
    React Router
    Koa
    Koa
    #JSX
    #React.
    #Css
    #StyledComponents.
    #Async
    #HTML
    #GraphQL
    #Apollo

    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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    Reviews of Ant Design and Semantic UI
    Avatar of sergiotapia
    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 Semantic UI
    Avatar of osu! Ripple
    osu! Ripple uses Semantic UISemantic UI

    We use Semantic UI for our frotend. A heavily customised version of it, but still Semantic UI under the hood.

    Avatar of Ralic Lo
    Ralic Lo uses Semantic UISemantic UI

    Used Semantic UI + Angular2 together with Spring or Node/Express for full stack web application development.

    Avatar of p009922
    p009922 uses Ant DesignAnt Design

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

    Avatar of Giftstarter
    Giftstarter uses Semantic UISemantic UI

    We haven't yet, but we would like to integrate into our Web App.

    Avatar of Eliana Abraham
    Eliana Abraham uses Semantic UISemantic UI

    It's pretty. Used it once for MDST.

    Avatar of Wellzesta
    Wellzesta uses Semantic UISemantic UI

    Grid, widgets, theming.

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