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Foundation vs Material Design for Angular: What are the differences?

Foundation: The most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world. 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 for Angular: Material Design for AngularJS Apps. 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 and Material Design for Angular can be categorized as "Front-End Frameworks" tools.

"Responsive grid" is the top reason why over 155 developers like Foundation, while over 104 developers mention "Ui components" as the leading cause for choosing Material Design for Angular.

Foundation and Material Design for Angular are both open source tools. Foundation with 28.2K GitHub stars and 5.77K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Material Design for Angular with 16.5K GitHub stars and 3.57K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Foundation has a broader approval, being mentioned in 653 company stacks & 77 developers stacks; compared to Material Design for Angular, which is listed in 286 company stacks and 381 developer stacks.

What is 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.

What is 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.
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What are some alternatives to Foundation and Material Design for Angular?
Bootstrap
Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
Primer
Primer is the basecoat of GitHub, made by nerds just like you who share a passion for HTML and CSS.
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-UI
It is a comprehensive guide for visual, motion, and interaction design across platforms and devices.
Semantic UI
Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI.
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Decisions about Foundation and Material Design for Angular
Lee Benson
Lee Benson
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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Markus Gebka uses FoundationFoundation

I use it for a lot of professional work where I might need more than just a responsive grid. Has a great set of mixins and components and also some nice JS-modules. I love that its so style-agnostic. Really easy to add custom styling.

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Kent Steiner uses FoundationFoundation

Foundation has been my choice for years over Bootstrap and other similar CSS frameworks due to the naming conventions, well-designed built-in components, and it plays well with React when I'm not using ElementalUI instead.

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Promethean TV uses Material Design for AngularMaterial Design for Angular

The Angular Material Design framework is used by the Promethean TV Broadcast Center Tool and provides a common set of UI/UX elements on top of Angular.

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Youpooly Corp. uses Material Design for AngularMaterial Design for Angular

Used the concept idea of Material Design from Google for our basic UI. This one is a great implementation source for our Angular Framework.

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Vizzbuzz uses Material Design for AngularMaterial Design for Angular

The main application uses this, it's great and solid base for app development in AngularJS.

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glfead uses FoundationFoundation

I use foundation only for the grid, i create my own other components

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wooki uses FoundationFoundation

Great starting point for prototypes and sometimes full sites.

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micro systems uses FoundationFoundation

Foundation makes our web based applications responsive.

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