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Markdown vs Material-UI: What are the differences?

What is Markdown? Text-to-HTML conversion tool/syntax for web writers, by John Gruber. Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

What is 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.

Markdown can be classified as a tool in the "Languages" category, while Material-UI is grouped under "Front-End Frameworks".

"Easy formatting" is the top reason why over 345 developers like Markdown, while over 51 developers mention "React" as the leading cause for choosing Material-UI.

Material-UI is an open source tool with 48.1K GitHub stars and 10.7K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Material-UI's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Markdown has a broader approval, being mentioned in 749 company stacks & 702 developers stacks; compared to Material-UI, which is listed in 67 company stacks and 77 developer stacks.

Decisions about Markdown and Material-UI

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.

https://www.amazon.com/Form-Book-Creating-Printed-Online/dp/0500515085

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Pros of Markdown
Pros of Material-UI
  • 344
    Easy formatting
  • 245
    Widely adopted
  • 194
    Intuitive
  • 136
    Github integration
  • 40
    Great for note taking
  • 2
    Defacto GitHub lingo
  • 132
    React
  • 81
    Material Design
  • 57
    Ui components
  • 27
    CSS framework
  • 22
    Component
  • 13
    Looks great
  • 10
    Responsive
  • 10
    Good documentation
  • 9
    LESS
  • 7
    Open source
  • 6
    Ui component
  • 6
    Code examples
  • 5
    Flexible
  • 4
    JSS
  • 3
    Angular
  • 3
    Very accessible
  • 3
    Fun
  • 3
    Supports old browsers out of the box
  • 2
    Interface
  • 2
    Designed for Server Side Rendering
  • 1
    Easy to work with

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Cons of Markdown
Cons of Material-UI
  • 1
    Inconsistend flavours eg github, reddit, mmd etc
  • 1
    Limited syntax
  • 1
    Not suitable for longer documents
  • 1
    Non-extensible
  • 1
    No right indentation
  • 1
    No underline
  • 1
    Cannot centralise (HTML code needed)
  • 1
    Unable to indent tables
  • 31
    Hard to learn. Bad documentation
  • 25
    Hard to customize
  • 19
    Hard to understand Docs
  • 6
    Extra library needed for date/time pickers
  • 6
    Bad performance
  • 5
    For editable table component need to use material-table

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What is Markdown?

Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

What is Material-UI?

Material UI is a library of React UI components that implements Google's Material Design.

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MarkUp
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Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
PHP
Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
HTML5
HTML5 is a core technology markup language of the Internet used for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web. As of October 2014 this is the final and complete fifth revision of the HTML standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The previous version, HTML 4, was standardised in 1997.
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