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Materialize vs Polymer: What are the differences?

Developers describe Materialize as "A modern responsive front-end framework based on Material Design". A CSS Framework based on material design. On the other hand, Polymer is detailed as "A new library built on top of Web Components, designed to leverage the evolving web platform on modern browsers". Polymer is a new type of library for the web, designed to leverage the existing browser infrastructure to provide the encapsulation and extendability currently only available in JS libraries. Polymer is based on a set of future technologies, including Shadow DOM, Custom Elements and Model Driven Views. Currently these technologies are implemented as polyfills or shims, but as browsers adopt these features natively, the platform code that drives Polymer evacipates, leaving only the value-adds.

Materialize and Polymer belong to "Front-End Frameworks" category of the tech stack.

"Google material design" is the primary reason why developers consider Materialize over the competitors, whereas "Web components" was stated as the key factor in picking Polymer.

Materialize and Polymer are both open source tools. It seems that Materialize with 36.1K GitHub stars and 4.8K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Polymer with 21.1K GitHub stars and 2K GitHub forks.

The3ballsoft, GeoLytix, and Avhana Health are some of the popular companies that use Materialize, whereas Polymer is used by AX Semantics, USERcycle, and Telemetry. Materialize has a broader approval, being mentioned in 46 company stacks & 55 developers stacks; compared to Polymer, which is listed in 42 company stacks and 32 developer stacks.

What is Materialize?

A CSS Framework based on material design.

What is Polymer?

Polymer is a new type of library for the web, designed to leverage the existing browser infrastructure to provide the encapsulation and extendability currently only available in JS libraries. Polymer is based on a set of future technologies, including Shadow DOM, Custom Elements and Model Driven Views. Currently these technologies are implemented as polyfills or shims, but as browsers adopt these features natively, the platform code that drives Polymer evacipates, leaving only the value-adds.

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        What are some alternatives to Materialize and Polymer?
        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.
        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.
        Material Design for Angular
        Material Design is a specification for a unified system of visual, motion, and interaction design that adapts across different devices. Our goal is to deliver a lean, lightweight set of AngularJS-native UI elements that implement the material design system for use in Angular SPAs.
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        Reviews of Materialize and Polymer
        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.

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        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 Polymer
        Avatar of Ana Phi Sancho
        Ana Phi Sancho uses PolymerPolymer

        In process of Learning Technics- Studing to know more. I was introduced in a Google event.

        Polymer is another Google offering that focuses on Web Components, an up-and-coming collection of technologies that provide web developers with the ability to create customer HTML elements.

        Avatar of Badge List
        Badge List uses PolymerPolymer

        Polymer is super future-focused and really great to build in. The biggest plus for us is how its component-focused approach keeps things modular and maintainable. It also makes it really easy to implement material design.

        Avatar of Arvind Iyer
        Arvind Iyer uses PolymerPolymer

        Built a material design simple todo app with a firebase backend

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        Ralic Lo uses PolymerPolymer

        Support build of application and import web component.

        Avatar of Casey Smith
        Casey Smith uses PolymerPolymer

        Componentize the front-end web client.

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        Kim Do Hyeon uses MaterializeMaterialize

        부트스트랩은 너무 흔해서 적당히 흔하고 좋은거 찾다가 발견

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