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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.
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.
Pros of Ionicons
- Ui Components2
- Looks Amazing1
Pros of Material-UI
- Material Design82
- Ui components60
- CSS framework29
- Looks great14
- Good documentation12
- Ui component7
- Open source7
- Code examples6
- Very accessible3
- Supports old browsers out of the box3
- Designed for Server Side Rendering2
- # of components2
- Support for multiple styling systems1
- Typescript support1
- Easy to work with1
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Cons of Ionicons
Cons of Material-UI
- Hard to learn. Bad documentation33
- Hard to customize27
- Hard to understand Docs20
- Bad performance7
- Extra library needed for date/time pickers6
- For editable table component need to use material-table5
- # of components0