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Material Design Lite vs Material-UI: What are the differences?

What is Material Design Lite? Material Design Lite Components in HTML/CSS/JS. Material Design Lite (MDL) lets you add a Material Design look and feel to your static content websites. It doesn't rely on any JavaScript frameworks or libraries. Optimized for cross-device use, gracefully degrades in older browsers, and offers an experience that is accessible from the get-go.

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.

Material Design Lite and Material-UI belong to "Front-End Frameworks" category of the tech stack.

"Material Design straight from the original creators" is the top reason why over 23 developers like Material Design Lite, while over 51 developers mention "React" as the leading cause for choosing Material-UI.

Material Design Lite and Material-UI are both open source tools. Material-UI with 48.6K GitHub stars and 11K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Material Design Lite with 31.3K GitHub stars and 5.32K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Material-UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 69 company stacks & 80 developers stacks; compared to Material Design Lite, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 26 developer stacks.

What is Material Design Lite?

Material Design Lite (MDL) lets you add a Material Design look and feel to your static content websites. It doesn't rely on any JavaScript frameworks or libraries. Optimized for cross-device use, gracefully degrades in older browsers, and offers an experience that is accessible from the get-go.

What is Material-UI?

It is a comprehensive guide for visual, motion, and interaction design across platforms and devices.
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      What are some alternatives to Material Design Lite and Material-UI?
      Bootstrap
      Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
      Material Design
      Material Design is a unified system that combines theory, resources, and tools for crafting digital experiences.
      Materialize
      A CSS Framework based on material design.
      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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      Decisions about Material Design Lite and Material-UI
      Adebayo Akinlaja
      Adebayo Akinlaja
      Engineering Manager at Andela ยท | 13 upvotes ยท 41.3K views
      React
      React
      Material-UI
      Material-UI
      Evergreen
      Evergreen
      TypeScript
      TypeScript
      Material Kit
      Material Kit
      Create React App
      Create React App
      Bit
      Bit

      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 Evergreenโ€”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.

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      Reviews of Material Design Lite and Material-UI
      Review ofMaterial Design LiteMaterial Design Lite

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      How developers use Material Design Lite and Material-UI
      Avatar of Cloudcraft
      Cloudcraft uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

      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.

      Avatar of Kurzor, s.r.o.
      Kurzor, s.r.o. uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

      We like the pure simplicity of Google's Material UI. It is simply too much overhead today to design custom UI styles.

      Avatar of DerEnderKeks
      DerEnderKeks uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

      Martial UI is used by Admin-on-REST, the frontend used by Gofus.

      Avatar of Kevin van Guldenaar
      Kevin van Guldenaar uses Material Design LiteMaterial Design Lite

      Just enough design for non-designer types.

      Avatar of Ambar
      Ambar uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

      Ambar UI is based on Material UI components

      Avatar of Sunny Singh
      Sunny Singh uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

      Provides Material-based components.

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