Bootstrap vs Material Design Lite vs Materialize


Material Design Lite
Material Design Lite



What is Bootstrap?

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

What is Material Design Lite?

Material Design Lite (MDL) lets you add a Material Design look and feel to your static content websites. It doesn't rely on any JavaScript frameworks or libraries. Optimized for cross-device use, gracefully degrades in older browsers, and offers an experience that is accessible from the get-go.

What is Materialize?

A CSS Framework based on material design.

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    Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
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          Review ofMaterializeMaterialize

          I've been using materialize and I'm really happy with it, in some months I'm sure it will become one of the best front-end frameworks around the internet, because it's easy and fast to use and to get started with it.

          It also got a nice community of developers that help developing it and finding bugs, as well a translation team, looking to get materialize into the major countries.

          My final review is that is one of the best front-end frameworks I've ever found and get used really fast and it's one of the most comfortable frameworks to use as well.

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          Owner at Lumeneo
          Review ofMaterializeMaterialize

          As I've been applying Materialize, I've discovered some limitations.

          For example, the tabs require ids for the content divs. This makes is difficult to create content dynamically.

          The documentation is not accurate.

          To use materializecss, you will need to review the source code often.

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          Owner at Lumeneo
          Review ofMaterializeMaterialize

          As I've been applying Materialize, I've discovered some limitations.

          The Glitter page: provided excellent support though. Kudos!

          Review ofMaterial Design LiteMaterial Design Lite

          많은 버그가 존재하는데, 각각의 css 정의가 서로 연결되어서 수정이 쉽지 않다.

          발견된 이슈조차 업데이트 하지 않으며, 사용자가 직접 수정해서 사용해야한다.

          Review ofMaterializeMaterialize

          It is very easy to use. Very good community and documentation :P. Keep up the good work.

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          Review ofBootstrapBootstrap


          Review ofBootstrapBootstrap

          We have been using it for the past 3 years and have no complaints

          Review ofBootstrapBootstrap

          Good service with a good price, worth the money.

          How developers use Bootstrap, Material Design Lite, and Materialize
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          StackShare uses BootstrapBootstrap

          Leanstack was on Bootstrap 2. Chose this because it is wildly popular, so it’s active, has been used a lot in production, and has a ton of features. Anything you need to do from a UI perspective, there’s likely a plugin for it already part of the library. Haven’t tried the others, but we're happy with BS.

          For StackShare, we upgraded to Bootstrap 3. I don’t like that they changed the name of columns, essentially breaking the grid layout for Bootstrap 2 and below, so that was a real pain to update. I hope they don’t do that again. Once we have more bandwidth, we’re totally going to decouple our markup from Bootstrap.

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          shridhardalavi uses BootstrapBootstrap

          Bootstrap is a framework to help you design websites faster and easier. It includes HTML and CSS based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, tables, navigation, modals, image carousels, etc. It also gives you support for JavaScript plugins. Bootstrap's responsive CSS adjusts to phones, tablets, and desktops Bootstrap is compatible with all modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera)

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          CloudRepo uses BootstrapBootstrap

          We started with a bootstrap based template and then completely rewrote it due to poor design of the template. Using boostrap properly was a great experience - once you learn it and use it properly, it's simple to use and very good at being responsive and adapting to the various screen view.

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          Perljobs.Ru uses BootstrapBootstrap

          I simply bought a "job board" template for the website, which is written using Bootstrap 2. I'm hoping to upgrade the site to Boostrap 3 when I'll have a time.

          Я просто купил шаблон для доски вакансий, написанный на Boostrap 2. Когда будет время перепишу все на Bootstrap 3.

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          Ujjwal Bhujel uses BootstrapBootstrap

          With the advancement in CSS, Bootstrap is creating new milestones when it comes to minimising our CSS codes. So elegant and beautiful yet easy and convenient to use once you go through all the classes and its elements. In addition, its JS function is impressive too.

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          Kevin van Guldenaar uses Material Design LiteMaterial Design Lite

          Just enough design for non-designer types.

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          Kim Do Hyeon uses MaterializeMaterialize

          부트스트랩은 너무 흔해서 적당히 흔하고 좋은거 찾다가 발견

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