Material Design for Bootstrap vs Semantic UI

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Material Design for Bootstrap

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Material Design for Bootstrap vs Semantic UI: What are the differences?

What is Material Design for Bootstrap? Material Design for Bootstrap. This Bootstrap theme is an easy way to use the new Material Design guidelines by Google in your Bootstrap 3 based application. Just include the theme right after the Bootstrap CSS and include the javascript at the end of your document, everything will be converted to Material Design (paper) style.

What is Semantic UI? A UI Component library implemented using a set of specifications designed around natural language. Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI.

Material Design for Bootstrap and Semantic UI can be categorized as "Front-End Frameworks" tools.

Some of the features offered by Material Design for Bootstrap are:

  • Input fields (text, numeric, email, etc)
  • Textarea
  • Buttons (ripple effect working)

On the other hand, Semantic UI provides the following key features:

  • Build Responsive Layouts Easier
  • Self Explanatory
  • Tag ambivalent

"Bootstrap" is the primary reason why developers consider Material Design for Bootstrap over the competitors, whereas "Easy to use and looks elegant" was stated as the key factor in picking Semantic UI.

Material Design for Bootstrap and Semantic UI are both open source tools. Semantic UI with 45.9K GitHub stars and 4.84K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Material Design for Bootstrap with 19.9K GitHub stars and 3.31K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Semantic UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 77 company stacks & 55 developers stacks; compared to Material Design for Bootstrap, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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Pros of Material Design for Bootstrap
Pros of Semantic UI
  • 16
    Bootstrap
  • 6
    Light weight
  • 6
    Awesome and simple to use
  • 4
    Modern Looks
  • 4
    Google Material Design
  • 4
    Responsive
  • 3
    Open Source
  • 3
    Great angular compatibility
  • 157
    Easy to use and looks elegant
  • 92
    Variety of components
  • 64
    Themes
  • 61
    Has out-of-the-box widgets i would actually use
  • 57
    Semantic, duh
  • 44
    Its the future
  • 42
    Open source
  • 37
    Very active development
  • 31
    Far less complicated structure
  • 28
    Gulp
  • 9
    Already has more features than bootstrap
  • 8
    Just compare it to Bootstrap and you'll be hooked
  • 7
    UI components
  • 7
    Clean and consistent markup model
  • 6
    Responsiveness
  • 4
    Elegant. clean. readable. maintainable
  • 4
    Because it is semantic :-D
  • 4
    Good-Looking
  • 2
    Great docs
  • 2
    Consistent
  • 2
    Is big and look really great, nothing like this
  • 2
    Modular and scalable
  • 1
    Jquery
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 1
    Blends with reactjs

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Cons of Material Design for Bootstrap
Cons of Semantic UI
  • 2
    Not free for premo stuff
  • 5
    Outdated build tool (gulp 3))
  • 3
    Poor accessibility support
  • 3
    HTML is not semantic (see list component)
  • 2
    Javascript is tied to jquery

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What is Material Design for Bootstrap?

It is an open source toolkit based on Bootstrap for developing Material Design apps with HTML, CSS, and JS. Quickly prototype your ideas or build your entire app with our Sass variables and mixins, responsive grid system, extensive prebuilt components, and powerful plugins built on jQuery.

What is Semantic UI?

Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI.

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    What are some alternatives to Material Design for Bootstrap and Semantic UI?
    Bootstrap
    Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
    Material-UI
    MUI (formerly Material-UI) is the React UI library you always wanted. Follow your own design system, or start with Material Design.
    Material Design
    Material Design is a unified system that combines theory, resources, and tools for crafting digital experiences.
    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.
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