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Materialize vs Topcoat: 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, Topcoat is detailed as "CSS for clean and fast web apps". TopCoat is made up of base controls, platform specific styles, themes and a build script to stitch them all together.

Materialize and Topcoat can be categorized as "Front-End Frameworks" tools.

Some of the features offered by Materialize are:

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

On the other hand, Topcoat provides the following key features:

  • Components Galore
  • Themeable
  • BEM Architecture

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

Materialize and Topcoat are both open source tools. It seems that Materialize with 36.1K GitHub stars and 4.8K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Topcoat with 4.31K GitHub stars and 417 GitHub forks.

What is Materialize?

A CSS Framework based on material design.

What is Topcoat?

TopCoat is made up of base controls, platform specific styles, themes and a build script to stitch them all together.
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          What are some alternatives to Materialize and Topcoat?
          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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          Reviews of Materialize and Topcoat
          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.

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          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 Topcoat
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          Kim Do Hyeon uses MaterializeMaterialize

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