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Material-UI vs Semantic UI: 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 Semantic UI? A UI Component library implemented using a set of specifications designed around natural language. Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI.

Material-UI and Semantic UI belong to "Front-End Frameworks" category of the tech stack.

"React" is the primary reason why developers consider Material-UI over the competitors, whereas "Easy to use and looks elegant" was stated as the key factor in picking Semantic UI.

Material-UI and Semantic UI are both open source tools. Material-UI with 48.1K GitHub stars and 10.7K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Semantic UI with 45.7K GitHub stars and 4.83K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Material-UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 67 company stacks & 77 developers stacks; compared to Semantic UI, which is listed in 77 company stacks and 50 developer stacks.

What is Material-UI?

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

What is Semantic UI?

Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI.
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    What are some alternatives to Material-UI and Semantic UI?
    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 Semantic UI
    React
    React
    GraphQL
    GraphQL
    Apollo
    Apollo
    JavaScript
    JavaScript
    TypeScript
    TypeScript
    Webpack
    Webpack
    React Helmet
    React Helmet
    styled-components
    styled-components
    Sass
    Sass
    Less
    Less
    PostCSS
    PostCSS
    Bootstrap
    Bootstrap
    Semantic UI
    Semantic UI
    Foundation
    Foundation
    React Router
    React Router
    Koa
    Koa
    #JSX
    #React.
    #Css
    #StyledComponents.
    #Async
    #HTML
    #GraphQL
    #Apollo

    ReactQL is a React + GraphQL front-end starter kit. #JSX is a natural way to think about building UI, and it renders to pure #HTML in the browser and on the server, making it trivial to build server-rendered Single Page Apps. GraphQL via Apollo was chosen for the data layer; #GraphQL makes it simple to request just the data your app needs, and #Apollo takes care of communicating with your API (written in any language; doesn't have to be JavaScript!), caching, and rendering to #React.

    ReactQL is written in TypeScript to provide full types/Intellisense, and pick up hard-to-diagnose goofs that might later show up at runtime. React makes heavy use of Webpack 4 to handle transforming your code to an optimised client-side bundle, and in throws back just enough code needed for the initial render, while seamlessly handling import statements asynchronously as needed, making the payload your user downloads ultimately much smaller than trying to do it by hand.

    React Helmet was chosen to handle <head> content, because it works universally, making it easy to throw back the correct <title> and other tags on the initial render, as well as inject new tags for subsequent client-side views.

    styled-components, Sass, Less and PostCSS were added to give developers a choice of whether to build styles purely in React / JavaScript, or whether to defer to a #css #preprocessor. This is especially useful for interop with UI frameworks like Bootstrap, Semantic UI, Foundation, etc - ReactQL lets you mix and match #css and renders to both a static .css file during bundling as well as generates per-page <style> tags when using #StyledComponents.

    React Router handles routing, because it works both on the server and in the client. ReactQL customises it further by capturing non-200 responses on the server, redirecting or throwing back custom 404 pages as needed.

    Koa is the web server that handles all incoming HTTP requests, because it's fast (TTFB < 5ms, even after fully rendering React), and its natively #async, making it easy to async/await inside routes and middleware.

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    Adebayo Akinlaja
    Adebayo Akinlaja
    Engineering Manager at Andela | 13 upvotes 35.8K 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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    Reviews of Material-UI and Semantic UI
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    How developers use Material-UI and Semantic UI
    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 osu! Ripple
    osu! Ripple uses Semantic UISemantic UI

    We use Semantic UI for our frotend. A heavily customised version of it, but still Semantic UI under the hood.

    Avatar of Ralic Lo
    Ralic Lo uses Semantic UISemantic UI

    Used Semantic UI + Angular2 together with Spring or Node/Express for full stack web application development.

    Avatar of DerEnderKeks
    DerEnderKeks uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

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

    Avatar of Giftstarter
    Giftstarter uses Semantic UISemantic UI

    We haven't yet, but we would like to integrate into our Web App.

    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.

    Avatar of Eliana Abraham
    Eliana Abraham uses Semantic UISemantic UI

    It's pretty. Used it once for MDST.

    Avatar of Wellzesta
    Wellzesta uses Semantic UISemantic UI

    Grid, widgets, theming.

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