Polymer vs. Material Design Lite vs. Toolkit

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Description

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.

What is Toolkit?

Toolkit makes use of the latest and greatest technology. This includes HTML5 for semantics, CSS3 for animations and styles, Sass for CSS pre-processing, Gulp for task and package management, and powerful new browser APIs for the JavaScript layer.

Pros

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

What are the cons of using Polymer?
No Cons submitted yet for Polymer
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What are the cons of using Material Design Lite?
No Cons submitted yet for Material Design Lite
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What are the cons of using Toolkit?
No Cons submitted yet for Toolkit
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Companies

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 companies use Toolkit?
1 companies on StackShare use Toolkit

Integrations

No integrations listed yet
No integrations listed yet
What tools integrate with Toolkit?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Toolkit

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

  • 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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