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CodeIgniter vs Semantic UI: What are the differences?

What is CodeIgniter? A Fully Baked PHP Framework. CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.

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.

CodeIgniter can be classified as a tool in the "Frameworks (Full Stack)" category, while Semantic UI is grouped under "Front-End Frameworks".

"Mvc", "Easy setup" and "Open source" are the key factors why developers consider CodeIgniter; whereas "Easy to use and looks elegant", "Variety of components" and "Themes" are the primary reasons why Semantic UI is favored.

CodeIgniter and Semantic UI are both open source tools. It seems that Semantic UI with 45.7K GitHub stars and 4.83K forks on GitHub has more adoption than CodeIgniter with 17.4K GitHub stars and 7.71K GitHub forks.

Webedia, Die Coder GmbH, and Manchester.com are some of the popular companies that use CodeIgniter, whereas Semantic UI is used by Snapchat, Create.It, and Reviewable. CodeIgniter has a broader approval, being mentioned in 259 company stacks & 102 developers stacks; compared to Semantic UI, which is listed in 77 company stacks and 50 developer stacks.

What is CodeIgniter?

CodeIgniter is a proven, agile & open PHP web application framework with a small footprint. It is powering the next generation of web apps.

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 CodeIgniter and Semantic UI?
    Laravel
    It is a web application framework with expressive, elegant syntax. It attempts to take the pain out of development by easing common tasks used in the majority of web projects, such as authentication, routing, sessions, and caching.
    WordPress
    The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
    Yii
    Yii comes with: MVC, DAO/ActiveRecord, I18N/L10N, caching, authentication and role-based access control, scaffolding, testing, etc. It can reduce your development time significantly.
    Symfony
    Symfony is written with speed and flexibility in mind. It allows developers to build better and easy to maintain websites with PHP. Symfony can be used to develop all kind of websites, from your personal blog to high traffic ones like Dailymotion or Yahoo! Answers.
    Kohana
    Kohana is an elegant, open source, and object oriented HMVC framework built using PHP5, by a team of volunteers. It aims to be swift, secure, and small.
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    Decisions about CodeIgniter and Semantic UI
    Koa
    Koa
    React Router
    React Router
    Foundation
    Foundation
    Semantic UI
    Semantic UI
    Bootstrap
    Bootstrap
    PostCSS
    PostCSS
    Less
    Less
    Sass
    Sass
    styled-components
    styled-components
    React Helmet
    React Helmet
    Webpack
    Webpack
    TypeScript
    TypeScript
    JavaScript
    JavaScript
    Apollo
    Apollo
    GraphQL
    GraphQL
    React
    React
    #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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    How developers use CodeIgniter and Semantic UI
    Avatar of Megan Morsie
    Megan Morsie uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

    I used CodeIgniter while working at KHM Travel Group. It was the system we used for an affiliate-based site called TravSearch, which I later replaced with a WordPress Multisite. I developed a .csv upload form to transfer all the information from the affiliate table of CodeIgniter to the user and options tables in WPMU.

    Avatar of Gorka Llona
    Gorka Llona uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

    CodeIgniter is the MVC framework used for the PHP coding. Also, validation criteria for (database) table fields are the provided by CodeIgniter, and signatures for others are derived from those.

    Avatar of Delbin Thomas
    Delbin Thomas uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

    It is super easy to do things in PHP using codeigniter. Used the MVC architecture to create different types of pages and modules.

    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 Romans Malinovskis
    Romans Malinovskis uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

    Integrate with some code-igniter low-level modules through composer.

    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.

    Avatar of Ascendify
    Ascendify uses CodeIgniterCodeIgniter

    Old stack framework

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