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Material-UI vs Semantic UI React: 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 React? Integrating Semantic-UI and React. Semantic UI React is the official React integration for Semantic UI. jQuery Free, Declarative API, Shorthand Props, and more.

Material-UI belongs to "Front-End Frameworks" category of the tech stack, while Semantic UI React can be primarily classified under "Javascript UI Libraries".

"React" is the top reason why over 51 developers like Material-UI, while over 6 developers mention "Great look&feel" as the leading cause for choosing Semantic UI React.

Material-UI and Semantic UI React are both open source tools. It seems that Material-UI with 48.6K GitHub stars and 11K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Semantic UI React with 9.89K GitHub stars and 2.69K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Material-UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 69 company stacks & 80 developers stacks; compared to Semantic UI React, which is listed in 16 company stacks and 22 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 React?

Semantic UI React is the official React integration for Semantic UI. jQuery Free, Declarative API, Shorthand Props, and more.
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What are some alternatives to Material-UI and Semantic UI React?
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
Docker
Docker
Docker Compose
Docker Compose
Jenkins
Jenkins
Kubernetes
Kubernetes
Amazon EC2
Amazon EC2
Heroku
Heroku
FeathersJS
FeathersJS
Node.js
Node.js
ExpressJS
ExpressJS
PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL
React
React
Redux
Redux
Semantic UI React
Semantic UI React
AVA
AVA
ESLint
ESLint
nginx
nginx
GitHub
GitHub
#Containerized
#Containers
#Backend
#Stack
#Frontend

Recently I have been working on an open source stack to help people consolidate their personal health data in a single database so that AI and analytics apps can be run against it to find personalized treatments. We chose to go with a #containerized approach leveraging Docker #containers with a local development environment setup with Docker Compose and nginx for container routing. For the production environment we chose to pull code from GitHub and build/push images using Jenkins and using Kubernetes to deploy to Amazon EC2.

We also implemented a dashboard app to handle user authentication/authorization, as well as a custom SSO server that runs on Heroku which allows experts to easily visit more than one instance without having to login repeatedly. The #Backend was implemented using my favorite #Stack which consists of FeathersJS on top of Node.js and ExpressJS with PostgreSQL as the main database. The #Frontend was implemented using React, Redux.js, Semantic UI React and the FeathersJS client. Though testing was light on this project, we chose to use AVA as well as ESLint to keep the codebase clean and consistent.

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Adebayo Akinlaja
Adebayo Akinlaja
Engineering Manager at Andela | 13 upvotes 41.2K 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 Semantic UI React
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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.

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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.

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DerEnderKeks uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

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

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Ambar uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

Ambar UI is based on Material UI components

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Sunny Singh uses Material-UIMaterial-UI

Provides Material-based components.

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