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Material Design Lite vs Topcoat: What are the differences?

Developers describe Material Design Lite as "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. On the other hand, Topcoat is detailed as "CSS for clean and fast web apps". TopCoat is made up of base controls, platform specific styles, themes and a build script to stitch them all together.

Material Design Lite and Topcoat can be categorized 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, Topcoat provides the following key features:

  • Components Galore
  • Themeable
  • BEM Architecture

"Material Design straight from the original creators" is the primary reason why developers consider Material Design Lite over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking Topcoat.

Material Design Lite and Topcoat are both open source tools. Material Design Lite with 31.3K GitHub stars and 5.32K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Topcoat with 4.31K GitHub stars and 417 GitHub forks.

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 Topcoat?

TopCoat is made up of base controls, platform specific styles, themes and a build script to stitch them all together.

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        What are some alternatives to Material Design Lite and Topcoat?
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        Material-UI
        React components for faster and easier web development. Build your own design system, or start with Material Design.
        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.
        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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            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.

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            Kevin van Guldenaar uses Material Design LiteMaterial Design Lite

            Just enough design for non-designer types.

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