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Material Design Lite vs Materialize: 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 Materialize? A modern responsive front-end framework based on Material Design. A CSS Framework based on material design.

Material Design Lite and Materialize can be primarily classified as "Front-End Frameworks" tools.

Some of the features offered by Material Design Lite are:

  • Blog Template
  • Dashboard Template
  • Text Heavy Webpage Template

On the other hand, Materialize provides the following key features:

  • Speeds up development
  • User Experience Focused
  • Easy to work with

"Material Design straight from the original creators" is the top reason why over 23 developers like Material Design Lite, while over 94 developers mention "Google material design" as the leading cause for choosing Materialize.

Material Design Lite and Materialize are both open source tools. Materialize with 36.1K GitHub stars and 4.8K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Material Design Lite with 31.3K GitHub stars and 5.32K GitHub forks.

The3ballsoft, GeoLytix, and Avhana Health are some of the popular companies that use Materialize, whereas Material Design Lite is used by Google, Troopers, and Boxme. Materialize has a broader approval, being mentioned in 46 company stacks & 55 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 Materialize?

A CSS Framework based on material design.

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        Reviews of Material Design Lite and Materialize
        Review ofMaterializeMaterialize

        I've been using materialize and I'm really happy with it, in some months I'm sure it will become one of the best front-end frameworks around the internet, because it's easy and fast to use and to get started with it.

        It also got a nice community of developers that help developing it and finding bugs, as well a translation team, looking to get materialize into the major countries.

        My final review is that is one of the best front-end frameworks I've ever found and get used really fast and it's one of the most comfortable frameworks to use as well.

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        Owner at Lumeneo
        Review ofMaterializeMaterialize

        As I've been applying Materialize, I've discovered some limitations.

        For example, the tabs require ids for the content divs. This makes is difficult to create content dynamically.

        The documentation is not accurate.

        To use materializecss, you will need to review the source code often.

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        Owner at Lumeneo
        Review ofMaterializeMaterialize

        As I've been applying Materialize, I've discovered some limitations.

        The Glitter page: https://gitter.im/Dogfalo/materialize provided excellent support though. Kudos!

        Review ofMaterial Design LiteMaterial Design Lite

        많은 버그가 존재하는데, 각각의 css 정의가 서로 연결되어서 수정이 쉽지 않다.

        발견된 이슈조차 업데이트 하지 않으며, 사용자가 직접 수정해서 사용해야한다.

        Review ofMaterializeMaterialize

        It is very easy to use. Very good community and documentation :P. Keep up the good work.

        How developers use Material Design Lite and Materialize
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        Kevin van Guldenaar uses Material Design LiteMaterial Design Lite

        Just enough design for non-designer types.

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        Kim Do Hyeon uses MaterializeMaterialize

        부트스트랩은 너무 흔해서 적당히 흔하고 좋은거 찾다가 발견

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