Tailwind CSS vs. Material Design Lite

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What is Tailwind CSS?

Tailwind is different from frameworks like Bootstrap, Foundation, or Bulma in that it's not a UI kit. It doesn't have a default theme, and there are no build-in UI components. It comes with a menu of predesigned widgets to build your site with, but doesn't impose design decisions that are difficult to undo.

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.
Why do developers choose Tailwind CSS?
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Why do developers choose Material Design Lite?
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What are the cons of using Tailwind CSS?
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What companies use Tailwind CSS?
17 companies on StackShare use Tailwind CSS
What companies use Material Design Lite?
14 companies on StackShare use Material Design Lite
What tools integrate with Tailwind CSS?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Tailwind CSS
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Tailwind CSS and Material Design Lite?

  • Bootstrap - Simple and flexible HTML, CSS, and JS for popular UI components and interactions
  • Material-UI - React components for faster and easier web development. Build your own design system, or start with Material Design.
  • Material Design - Google Material Design
  • Materialize - A modern responsive front-end framework based on Material Design

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