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Material-UI vs Web Starter Kit: What are the differences?

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; Web Starter Kit: Boilerplate & Tooling for Multi-Device Development. Web Starter Kit is a starting point for multi-screen web development. It encompasses opinionated recommendations on boilerplate and tooling for building an experience that works great across multiple devices. We help you stay productive and aligned with the best practices outlined in Google's Web Fundamentals.

Material-UI belongs to "Front-End Frameworks" category of the tech stack, while Web Starter Kit can be primarily classified under "Cross-Platform Mobile Development".

"React" is the primary reason why developers consider Material-UI over the competitors, whereas "Easy to use" was stated as the key factor in picking Web Starter Kit.

Material-UI and Web Starter Kit are both open source tools. Material-UI with 48.6K GitHub stars and 11K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Web Starter Kit with 18.6K GitHub stars and 3.2K GitHub forks.

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Hi, I start building an admin dashboard with next.js and looking for a frontend framework ( components ready ). So I end up with Ant Design and Material-UI, but I never built a project with these two.

Here is a list of my requirements.

  1. Good documentation.
  2. easy CRUD ( date picker and date range picker bundled )
  3. built-in multi-lang feature or Great 3rd library support
  4. Admin dashboard template
  5. well code maintenance

Which is better for the long run?

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I'm using both of them. But If you want to create admin dashboard, You should try AntDesign. They (Alibaba / Taobao) created a group of UI libaries to create admin dashboard. It's production ready. https://procomponents.ant.design/en-US/components/table https://pro.ant.design/docs/layout In my opinion, If you want to create a dashboard with mobile first / simple dashboard, you can choice material ui. otherwise, antdesign is better (if you want focus on desktop /tablet ui). Some of skeleton has built with material ui such as react-admin is good point to start. But if you want to create admin site with antdesign, I think you should build with umijs (it is alternative and compatible with nextjs and antd support directlly)

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Irving Caamal
Full Stack Developer at Freelance · | 2 upvotes · 48.9K views
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https://github.com/uber/baseweb I highly recommend you baseweb, it's easy and very customizable and also beautiful.

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Decisions about Material-UI and Web Starter Kit
Xinyi Liu
Software Developer at BigClarity · | 6 upvotes · 184.9K views

As our team will be building a web application, HTML5 and CSS3 are one of the standardized combinations to implement the structure and the styling of a webpage. Material-UI comes with all sorts of predesigned web components such as buttons and dropdowns that will save us tons of development time. Since it is a component library designed for React, it suits our needs. However, we do acknowledge that predesigned components may sometimes cause pains especially when it comes to custom styling. To make our life even easier, we also adopted Tailwind CSS. It is a CSS framework providing low-level utility classes that will act as building blocks when we create custom designs.

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Fonts and typography are fun. Material Design is a framework (developed by Google) that basically geeks out on how to assemble your typographical elements together into a design language. If you're into fonts and typography, it's fantastic. It provides a theming engine, reusable components, and can pull different user interfaces together under a common design paradigm. I'd highly recommend looking into Borries Schwesinger's book "The Form Book" if you're going to be working with Material UI or are otherwise new to component design.

https://www.amazon.com/Form-Book-Creating-Printed-Online/dp/0500515085

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Pros of Material-UI
Pros of Web Starter Kit
  • 115
    React
  • 76
    Material Design
  • 49
    Ui components
  • 25
    CSS framework
  • 21
    Component
  • 12
    Looks great
  • 10
    Good documentation
  • 10
    Responsive
  • 9
    LESS
  • 7
    Open source
  • 6
    Code examples
  • 5
    Ui component
  • 5
    Flexible
  • 4
    JSS
  • 3
    Very accessible
  • 3
    Angular
  • 3
    Supports old browsers out of the box
  • 2
    Designed for Server Side Rendering
  • 2
    Interface
  • 2
    Fun
  • 2
    LADO
  • 1
    Easy to work with
  • 1
    Barev Arman
  • 1
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  • 0
    555
  • 3
    Easy to use

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Cons of Material-UI
Cons of Web Starter Kit
  • 27
    Hard to learn. Bad documentation
  • 22
    Hard to customize
  • 18
    Hard to understand Docs
  • 6
    Extra library needed for date/time pickers
  • 6
    Bad performance
  • 5
    For editable table component need to use material-table
  • 5
    Long Code
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    What is Material-UI?

    MUI (formerly Material-UI) is the React UI library you always wanted. Follow your own design system, or start with Material Design.

    What is Web Starter Kit?

    Web Starter Kit is a starting point for multi-screen web development. It encompasses opinionated recommendations on boilerplate and tooling for building an experience that works great across multiple devices. We help you stay productive and aligned with the best practices outlined in Google's Web Fundamentals.

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    What are some alternatives to Material-UI and Web Starter Kit?
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    Fast, light, complete: 70+ jQuery-based UI widgets in one powerful toolset. AngularJS integration, Bootstrap support, mobile controls, offline data solution.
    Flat UI
    Flat UI is a beautiful theme for Bootstrap. We have redesigned many of its components to look flat in every pixel.
    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
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