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Material-UI vs Chakra UI: What are the differences?

Material-UI: React components for faster and easier web development. It is a comprehensive guide for visual, motion, and interaction design across platforms and devices; Chakra UI: Modular and accessible UI components for React apps. It is a simple, modular and accessible component library that gives you all the building blocks you need to build your React applications.

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

Some of the features offered by Material-UI are:

  • Tables
  • Forms
  • Snackbars

On the other hand, Chakra UI provides the following key features:

  • Ease of Styling
  • Flexible & composable
  • Dark Mode

Material-UI is an open source tool with 58.3K GitHub stars and 16.6K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Material-UI's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Chakra UI and Material-UI

Fonts and typography are fun. Material Design is a framework (developed by Google) that basically geeks out on how to assemble your typographical elements together into a design language. If you're into fonts and typography, it's fantastic. It provides a theming engine, reusable components, and can pull different user interfaces together under a common design paradigm. I'd highly recommend looking into Borries Schwesinger's book "The Form Book" if you're going to be working with Material UI or are otherwise new to component design.

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Pros of Chakra UI
Pros of Material-UI
  • 4
    Typescript Support
  • 2
    Good documentation
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    Barev Arman
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  • 77
    Material Design
  • 53
    Ui components
  • 26
    CSS framework
  • 21
  • 12
    Looks great
  • 10
  • 10
    Good documentation
  • 9
  • 7
    Open source
  • 6
    Code examples
  • 5
  • 5
    Ui component
  • 4
  • 3
    Supports old browsers out of the box
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
    Very accessible
  • 2
    Designed for Server Side Rendering
  • 2
  • 2
    Barev Arman
  • 2
  • 1
    Easy to work with
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Cons of Chakra UI
Cons of Material-UI
  • 1
  • 29
    Hard to learn. Bad documentation
  • 23
    Hard to customize
  • 19
    Hard to understand Docs
  • 6
    Extra library needed for date/time pickers
  • 6
    Bad performance
  • 5
    Long Code
  • 5
    For editable table component need to use material-table

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What is Chakra UI?

It is a simple, modular and accessible component library that gives you all the building blocks you need to build your React applications.

What is Material-UI?

MUI (formerly Material-UI) is the React UI library you always wanted. Follow your own design system, or start with Material Design.

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