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Description

What is Materialize?

A CSS Framework based on material design.

What is Polymer?

Polymer is a new type of library for the web, designed to leverage the existing browser infrastructure to provide the encapsulation and extendability currently only available in JS libraries. Polymer is based on a set of future technologies, including Shadow DOM, Custom Elements and Model Driven Views. Currently these technologies are implemented as polyfills or shims, but as browsers adopt these features natively, the platform code that drives Polymer evacipates, leaving only the value-adds.

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.

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    Why do developers choose Polymer?
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    Why do developers choose Material Design Lite?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Materialize?
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    What are the cons of using Polymer?
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    What are the cons of using Material Design Lite?
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    Companies

    What companies use Materialize?
    43 companies on StackShare use Materialize
    What companies use Polymer?
    39 companies on StackShare use Polymer
    What companies use Material Design Lite?
    9 companies on StackShare use Material Design Lite

    What are some alternatives to Materialize, Polymer, and Material Design Lite?

    • Bootstrap - Simple and flexible HTML, CSS, and JS for popular UI components and interactions
    • Material Design for Angular - Material Design for AngularJS Apps
    • Foundation - The most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world
    • Semantic UI - A UI Component library implemented using a set of specifications designed around natural language

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