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Material-UI vs Primer: What are the differences?

What is Material-UI? React components for faster and easier web development. Build your own design system, or start with Material Design. React components for faster and easier web development. Build your own design system, or start with Material Design.

What is Primer? CSS toolkit and guidelines that power GitHub. Primer is the basecoat of GitHub, made by nerds just like you who share a passion for HTML and CSS.

Material-UI and Primer can be categorized as "Front-End Frameworks" tools.

"React" is the primary reason why developers consider Material-UI over the competitors, whereas "simple" was stated as the key factor in picking Primer.

Material-UI and Primer are both open source tools. It seems that Material-UI with 48.6K GitHub stars and 11K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Primer with 8.42K GitHub stars and 621 GitHub forks.

What is Material-UI?

It is a comprehensive guide for visual, motion, and interaction design across platforms and devices.

What is Primer?

Primer is the basecoat of GitHub, made by nerds just like you who share a passion for HTML and CSS.
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        What are some alternatives to Material-UI and Primer?
        Flat UI
        Flat UI is a beautiful theme for Bootstrap. We have redesigned many of its components to look flat in every pixel.
        Kendo UI
        Fast, light, complete: 70+ jQuery-based UI widgets in one powerful toolset. AngularJS integration, Bootstrap support, mobile controls, offline data solution.
        Ant Design
        An enterprise-class UI design language and React-based implementation. Graceful UI components out of the box, base on React Component. A npm + webpack + babel + dora + dva development framework.
        react-md
        React MD is Google's Material Design specifications implemented with Sass and React. The goal of the project is to create components that adhere to the Material Design specifications.
        Angular Material
        Sprint from Zero to App. Hit the ground running with comprehensive, modern UI components that work across the web, mobile and desktop. It allows to create material styled angular apps fast and easy.
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        Decisions about Material-UI and Primer
        Adebayo Akinlaja
        Adebayo Akinlaja
        Engineering Manager at Andela | 13 upvotes 36.6K views
        React
        React
        Material-UI
        Material-UI
        Evergreen
        Evergreen
        TypeScript
        TypeScript
        Material Kit
        Material Kit
        Create React App
        Create React App
        Bit
        Bit

        I picked up an idea to develop and it was no brainer I had to go with React for the frontend. I was faced with challenges when it came to what component framework to use. I had worked extensively with Material-UI but I needed something different that would offer me wider range of well customized components (I became pretty slow at styling). I brought in Evergreen after several sampling and reads online but again, after several prototype development against Evergreen鈥攕ince I was using TypeScript and I had to import custom Type, it felt exhaustive. After I validated Evergreen with the designs of the idea I was developing, I also noticed I might have to do a lot of styling. I later stumbled on Material Kit, the one specifically made for React . It was promising with beautifully crafted components, most of which fits into the designs pages I had on ground.

        A major problem of Material Kit for me is it isn't written in TypeScript and there isn't any plans to support its TypeScript version. I rolled up my sleeve and started converting their components to TypeScript and if you'll ask me, I am still on it.

        In summary, I used the Create React App with TypeScript support and I am spending some time converting Material Kit to TypeScript before I start developing against it. All of these components are going to be hosted on Bit.

        If you feel I am crazy or I have gotten something wrong, I'll be willing to listen to your opinion. Also, if you want to have a share of whatever TypeScript version of Material Kit I end up coming up with, let me know.

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        How developers use Material-UI and Primer
        Avatar of Cloudcraft
        Cloudcraft uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

        Material UI provides Cloudcraft.co with a clean, professional looking and very easy to use set of UI components build with React. The few issues we've reported to the developers have been quickly fixed each time. I highly recommend using Material UI for both consumer and enterprise web apps. The styling system in particular is very nice to work with, and allows you to easily add your own brand's look and feel throughout the UI.

        Avatar of Kurzor, s.r.o.
        Kurzor, s.r.o. uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

        We like the pure simplicity of Google's Material UI. It is simply too much overhead today to design custom UI styles.

        Avatar of DerEnderKeks
        DerEnderKeks uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

        Martial UI is used by Admin-on-REST, the frontend used by Gofus.

        Avatar of Ambar
        Ambar uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

        Ambar UI is based on Material UI components

        Avatar of Sunny Singh
        Sunny Singh uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

        Provides Material-based components.

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