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

Flat UI: Free Bootstrap Framework and Theme. Flat UI is a beautiful theme for Bootstrap. We have redesigned many of its components to look flat in every pixel; Material-UI: React components for faster and easier web development. Build your own design system, or start with Material Design. React components for faster and easier web development. Build your own design system, or start with Material Design.

Flat UI and Material-UI can be primarily classified as "Front-End Frameworks" tools.

Flat UI and Material-UI are both open source tools. Material-UI with 48.6K GitHub stars and 11K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Flat UI with 14.5K GitHub stars and 2.46K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Material-UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 69 company stacks & 80 developers stacks; compared to Flat UI, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

What is Flat UI?

Flat UI is a beautiful theme for Bootstrap. We have redesigned many of its components to look flat in every pixel.

What is Material-UI?

It is a comprehensive guide for visual, motion, and interaction design across platforms and devices.
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    What are some alternatives to Flat UI and Material-UI?
    Material Design
    Material Design is a unified system that combines theory, resources, and tools for crafting digital experiences.
    Bootstrap
    Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
    Animate.css
    It is a bunch of cool, fun, and cross-browser animations for you to use in your projects. Great for emphasis, home pages, sliders, and general just-add-water-awesomeness.
    Material Design for Angular
    Material Design is a specification for a unified system of visual, motion, and interaction design that adapts across different devices. Our goal is to deliver a lean, lightweight set of AngularJS-native UI elements that implement the material design system for use in Angular SPAs.
    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.
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    Decisions about Flat UI and Material-UI
    Adebayo Akinlaja
    Adebayo Akinlaja
    Engineering Manager at Andela | 13 upvotes 17.3K views
    Bit
    Bit
    Create React App
    Create React App
    Material Kit
    Material Kit
    TypeScript
    TypeScript
    Evergreen
    Evergreen
    Material-UI
    Material-UI
    React
    React

    I picked up an idea to develop and it was no brainer I had to go with React for the frontend. I was faced with challenges when it came to what component framework to use. I had worked extensively with Material-UI but I needed something different that would offer me wider range of well customized components (I became pretty slow at styling). I brought in Evergreen after several sampling and reads online but again, after several prototype development against Evergreen鈥攕ince I was using TypeScript and I had to import custom Type, it felt exhaustive. After I validated Evergreen with the designs of the idea I was developing, I also noticed I might have to do a lot of styling. I later stumbled on Material Kit, the one specifically made for React . It was promising with beautifully crafted components, most of which fits into the designs pages I had on ground.

    A major problem of Material Kit for me is it isn't written in TypeScript and there isn't any plans to support its TypeScript version. I rolled up my sleeve and started converting their components to TypeScript and if you'll ask me, I am still on it.

    In summary, I used the Create React App with TypeScript support and I am spending some time converting Material Kit to TypeScript before I start developing against it. All of these components are going to be hosted on Bit.

    If you feel I am crazy or I have gotten something wrong, I'll be willing to listen to your opinion. Also, if you want to have a share of whatever TypeScript version of Material Kit I end up coming up with, let me know.

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    How developers use Flat UI and Material-UI
    Avatar of Cloudcraft
    Cloudcraft uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

    Material UI provides Cloudcraft.co with a clean, professional looking and very easy to use set of UI components build with React. The few issues we've reported to the developers have been quickly fixed each time. I highly recommend using Material UI for both consumer and enterprise web apps. The styling system in particular is very nice to work with, and allows you to easily add your own brand's look and feel throughout the UI.

    Avatar of Kurzor, s.r.o.
    Kurzor, s.r.o. uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

    We like the pure simplicity of Google's Material UI. It is simply too much overhead today to design custom UI styles.

    Avatar of DerEnderKeks
    DerEnderKeks uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

    Martial UI is used by Admin-on-REST, the frontend used by Gofus.

    Avatar of Ambar
    Ambar uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

    Ambar UI is based on Material UI components

    Avatar of Sunny Singh
    Sunny Singh uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

    Provides Material-based components.

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