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Materialize vs Next.js: What are the differences?

Materialize: A modern responsive front-end framework based on Material Design. A CSS Framework based on material design; Next.js: *A small framework for server-rendered universal JavaScript apps *. Next.js is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications.

Materialize and Next.js are primarily classified as "Front-End Frameworks" and "Frameworks (Full Stack)" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Materialize are:

  • Speeds up development
  • User Experience Focused
  • Easy to work with

On the other hand, Next.js provides the following key features:

  • Zero setup. Use the filesystem as an API
  • Only JavaScript. Everything is a function
  • Automatic server rendering and code splitting

"Google material design" is the top reason why over 95 developers like Materialize, while over 9 developers mention "Automatic server rendering and code splitting" as the leading cause for choosing Next.js.

Materialize and Next.js are both open source tools. It seems that Next.js with 38.7K GitHub stars and 4.69K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Materialize with 36.1K GitHub stars and 4.8K GitHub forks.

CircleCI, Avocode, and SeatGeek are some of the popular companies that use Next.js, whereas Materialize is used by The3ballsoft, GeoLytix, and Avhana Health. Next.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 82 company stacks & 69 developers stacks; compared to Materialize, which is listed in 46 company stacks and 56 developer stacks.

What is Materialize?

A CSS Framework based on material design.

What is Next.js?

Next.js is a minimalistic framework for server-rendered React applications.
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      What are some alternatives to Materialize and Next.js?
      Bootstrap
      Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
      Material Design
      Material Design is a unified system that combines theory, resources, and tools for crafting digital experiences.
      Material
      Express your creativity with Material, an animation and graphics framework for Google's Material Design and Apple's Flat UI in Swift.
      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.
      Animate.css
      It is a bunch of cool, fun, and cross-browser animations for you to use in your projects. Great for emphasis, home pages, sliders, and general just-add-water-awesomeness.
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      Decisions about Materialize and Next.js
      Divine Bawa
      Divine Bawa
      at PayHub Ghana Limited · | 13 upvotes · 86.2K views
      Apollo
      Apollo
      Next.js
      Next.js
      styled-components
      styled-components
      React
      React
      graphql-yoga
      graphql-yoga
      Prisma
      Prisma
      MySQL
      MySQL
      GraphQL
      GraphQL
      Node.js
      Node.js

      I just finished a web app meant for a business that offers training programs for certain professional courses. I chose this stack to test out my skills in graphql and react. I used Node.js , GraphQL , MySQL for the #Backend utilizing Prisma as a database interface for MySQL to provide CRUD APIs and graphql-yoga as a server. For the #frontend I chose React, styled-components for styling, Next.js for routing and SSR and Apollo for data management. I really liked the outcome and I will definitely use this stack in future projects.

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      David Ritsema
      David Ritsema
      Frontend Architect at Herman Miller · | 7 upvotes · 17.4K views
      atHerman MillerHerman Miller
      prismic.io
      prismic.io
      Next.js
      Next.js
      React
      React
      Node.js
      Node.js

      When we started thinking about technology options for our own Design System, we wanted to focus on two primary goals

      1. Build a design system site using design system components - a living prototype
      2. Explore new ways of working to position our technical capabilities for the future

      We have a small team of developers responsible for the initial build so we knew that we couldn’t spend too much time maintaining infrastructure on the Backend. We also wanted freedom to make decisions on the Frontend with the ability to adapt over time.

      For this first iteration we decided to use Node.js, React, and Next.js. Content will be managed via headless CMS in prismic.io.

      1. Next.js so that we can run React serverside without worrying about server code.
      2. prismic.io so that our content is accessible via API and our frontend is fully independent.
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      Martin Johannesson
      Martin Johannesson
      Senior Software Developer at IT Minds · | 10 upvotes · 12.6K views
      atIT MindsIT Minds
      AMP
      AMP
      PWA
      PWA
      React
      React
      MongoDB
      MongoDB
      Next.js
      Next.js
      GraphQL
      GraphQL
      Apollo
      Apollo
      PostgreSQL
      PostgreSQL
      TypeORM
      TypeORM
      Node.js
      Node.js
      TypeScript
      TypeScript
      #Serverless
      #Backend
      #B2B

      At IT Minds we create customized internal or #B2B web and mobile apps. I have a go to stack that I pitch to our customers consisting of 3 core areas. 1) A data core #backend . 2) A micro #serverless #backend. 3) A user client #frontend.

      For the Data Core I create a backend using TypeScript Node.js and with TypeORM connecting to a PostgreSQL Exposing an action based api with Apollo GraphQL

      For the micro serverless backend, which purpose is verification for authentication, autorization, logins and the likes. It is created with Next.js api pages. Using MongoDB to store essential information, caching etc.

      Finally the frontend is built with React using Next.js , TypeScript and @Apollo. We create the frontend as a PWA and have a AMP landing page by default.

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      Michael Mota
      Michael Mota
      CEO & Founder at AlterEstate · | 4 upvotes · 594 views
      Next.js
      Next.js
      Graphene
      Graphene
      GraphQL
      GraphQL
      Django
      Django

      I've been using Django for quite a long time and in my opinion I would never switch from it. My company is currently using Django with REST framework and a part in GraphQL using Graphene. On the frontend we use Next.js and so far everything has been running quite good. I've found limitations but manage to solve it.

      As someone mentioned before, if you are comfortable with Django, don't switch. There's no need since with django you can basically achieve anything. Of course this will depend on the project you want to build, but the scalability and flexibility django can offer it's just out of this world. (Don't want to sound like a fan boy haha but it really is).

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      Interest over time
      Reviews of Materialize and Next.js
      Review ofMaterializeMaterialize

      I've been using materialize and I'm really happy with it, in some months I'm sure it will become one of the best front-end frameworks around the internet, because it's easy and fast to use and to get started with it.

      It also got a nice community of developers that help developing it and finding bugs, as well a translation team, looking to get materialize into the major countries.

      My final review is that is one of the best front-end frameworks I've ever found and get used really fast and it's one of the most comfortable frameworks to use as well.

      Avatar of grigb
      Owner at Lumeneo
      Review ofMaterializeMaterialize

      As I've been applying Materialize, I've discovered some limitations.

      For example, the tabs require ids for the content divs. This makes is difficult to create content dynamically.

      The documentation is not accurate.

      To use materializecss, you will need to review the source code often.

      Avatar of grigb
      Owner at Lumeneo
      Review ofMaterializeMaterialize

      As I've been applying Materialize, I've discovered some limitations.

      The Glitter page: https://gitter.im/Dogfalo/materialize provided excellent support though. Kudos!

      Review ofMaterializeMaterialize

      It is very easy to use. Very good community and documentation :P. Keep up the good work.

      How developers use Materialize and Next.js
      Avatar of Kim Do Hyeon
      Kim Do Hyeon uses MaterializeMaterialize

      부트스트랩은 너무 흔해서 적당히 흔하고 좋은거 찾다가 발견

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