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