Material-UI vs UIkIt: What are the differences?
Developers describe Material-UI as "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. On the other hand, UIkIt is detailed as "A lightweight and modular front-end framework for developing fast and powerful web interfaces". UIkit gives you a comprehensive collection of HTML, CSS, and JS components which is simple to use, easy to customize and extendable.
Material-UI and UIkIt can be primarily classified as "Front-End Frameworks" tools.
"React" is the top reason why over 51 developers like Material-UI, while over 25 developers mention "Complete GUI" as the leading cause for choosing UIkIt.
Material-UI and UIkIt are both open source tools. Material-UI with 48.6K GitHub stars and 11K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than UIkIt with 14.7K GitHub stars and 2.11K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Material-UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 69 company stacks & 80 developers stacks; compared to UIkIt, which is listed in 45 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.
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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—since 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.
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.
Provides common user interface like dialogs, menus, etc. Is modular and hight customisable. A part from the grid system, is not used directly, but has as layer of abstraction build with web components, and typescript as far as possible with the time and working constraints, to be reused in other projects.
UI Kit provides so many great features out of the box. It provides all the tools to build a rich interface with very little configuration. Many of the modules are well documented and are relevant to the common trends we are seeing on websites today.
We like the pure simplicity of Google's Material UI. It is simply too much overhead today to design custom UI styles.