Ionicons vs Material-UI: What are the differences?
What is Ionicons? Beautifully crafted open source icons. Premium designed icons for use in web, iOS, Android, and desktop apps. Support for SVG and web font. Completely open source and MIT licensed.
What is 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.
Ionicons and Material-UI can be categorized as "UI Components" tools.
Some of the features offered by Ionicons are:
- Open-source icon set with 700+ icons
- Crafted for web, iOS, Android, and desktop apps
- Have both Material Design and iOS versions
On the other hand, Material-UI provides the following key features:
Ionicons and Material-UI are both open source tools. It seems that Material-UI with 50.5K GitHub stars and 12K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Ionicons with 13.9K GitHub stars and 1.6K GitHub forks.
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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—since 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.
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.
We like the pure simplicity of Google's Material UI. It is simply too much overhead today to design custom UI styles.