Bootstrap vs Materialize vs Semantic UI

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What is Bootstrap?

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

What is Materialize?

A CSS Framework based on material design.

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 Bootstrap, Materialize, and Semantic UI?
      jQuery
      jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
      Material
      Express your creativity with Material, an animation and graphics framework for Google's Material Design and Apple's Flat UI in Swift.
      React
      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.
      Foundation
      Foundation is the most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world. You can quickly prototype and build sites or apps that work on any kind of device with Foundation, which includes layout constructs (like a fully responsive grid), elements and best practices.
      Material Design
      Material Design is a unified system that combines theory, resources, and tools for crafting digital experiences.
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      Decisions about Bootstrap, Materialize, 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 Bootstrap, Materialize, and Semantic UI
      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: https://gitter.im/Dogfalo/materialize provided excellent support though. Kudos!

      Review ofMaterializeMaterialize

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

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      pm at 36kr
      Review ofBootstrapBootstrap

      我们团队一直在使用bootstrap,非常简单易用,并且有帮助。支持也很到位,很喜欢!用了4年的时间,会持续的用下去,加油!!Bootstrap!!!

      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, Materialize, and Semantic UI
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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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      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.

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      Giftstarter uses Semantic UISemantic UI

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

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      Eliana Abraham uses Semantic UISemantic UI

      It's pretty. Used it once for MDST.

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      Kim Do Hyeon uses MaterializeMaterialize

      부트스트랩은 너무 흔해서 적당히 흔하고 좋은거 찾다가 발견

      Avatar of Wellzesta
      Wellzesta uses Semantic UISemantic UI

      Grid, widgets, theming.

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