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Polymer vs Semantic UI: What are the differences?

Polymer: 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; Semantic UI: A UI Component library implemented using a set of specifications designed around natural language. Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI.

Polymer and Semantic UI can be primarily classified as "Front-End Frameworks" tools.

"Web components" is the top reason why over 48 developers like Polymer, while over 134 developers mention "Easy to use and looks elegant" as the leading cause for choosing Semantic UI.

Polymer and Semantic UI are both open source tools. Semantic UI with 45.7K GitHub stars and 4.83K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Polymer with 21.1K GitHub stars and 2K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Semantic UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 77 company stacks & 50 developers stacks; compared to Polymer, which is listed in 41 company stacks and 30 developer stacks.

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.

What is Semantic UI?

Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI.
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        What are some alternatives to Polymer and Semantic UI?
        React
        Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
        Angular 2
        It is a TypeScript-based open-source web application framework. It is a development platform for building mobile and desktop web applications.
        Bootstrap
        Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
        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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        Decisions about Polymer and Semantic UI
        React
        React
        GraphQL
        GraphQL
        Apollo
        Apollo
        JavaScript
        JavaScript
        TypeScript
        TypeScript
        Webpack
        Webpack
        React Helmet
        React Helmet
        styled-components
        styled-components
        Sass
        Sass
        Less
        Less
        PostCSS
        PostCSS
        Bootstrap
        Bootstrap
        Semantic UI
        Semantic UI
        Foundation
        Foundation
        React Router
        React Router
        Koa
        Koa
        #JSX
        #React.
        #Css
        #StyledComponents.
        #Async
        #HTML
        #GraphQL
        #Apollo

        ReactQL is a React + GraphQL front-end starter kit. #JSX is a natural way to think about building UI, and it renders to pure #HTML in the browser and on the server, making it trivial to build server-rendered Single Page Apps. GraphQL via Apollo was chosen for the data layer; #GraphQL makes it simple to request just the data your app needs, and #Apollo takes care of communicating with your API (written in any language; doesn't have to be JavaScript!), caching, and rendering to #React.

        ReactQL is written in TypeScript to provide full types/Intellisense, and pick up hard-to-diagnose goofs that might later show up at runtime. React makes heavy use of Webpack 4 to handle transforming your code to an optimised client-side bundle, and in throws back just enough code needed for the initial render, while seamlessly handling import statements asynchronously as needed, making the payload your user downloads ultimately much smaller than trying to do it by hand.

        React Helmet was chosen to handle <head> content, because it works universally, making it easy to throw back the correct <title> and other tags on the initial render, as well as inject new tags for subsequent client-side views.

        styled-components, Sass, Less and PostCSS were added to give developers a choice of whether to build styles purely in React / JavaScript, or whether to defer to a #css #preprocessor. This is especially useful for interop with UI frameworks like Bootstrap, Semantic UI, Foundation, etc - ReactQL lets you mix and match #css and renders to both a static .css file during bundling as well as generates per-page <style> tags when using #StyledComponents.

        React Router handles routing, because it works both on the server and in the client. ReactQL customises it further by capturing non-200 responses on the server, redirecting or throwing back custom 404 pages as needed.

        Koa is the web server that handles all incoming HTTP requests, because it's fast (TTFB < 5ms, even after fully rendering React), and its natively #async, making it easy to async/await inside routes and middleware.

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        How developers use Polymer and Semantic UI
        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 osu! Ripple
        osu! Ripple uses Semantic UISemantic UI

        We use Semantic UI for our frotend. A heavily customised version of it, but still Semantic UI under the hood.

        Avatar of Ralic Lo
        Ralic Lo uses Semantic UISemantic UI

        Used Semantic UI + Angular2 together with Spring or Node/Express for full stack web application development.

        Avatar of Giftstarter
        Giftstarter uses Semantic UISemantic UI

        We haven't yet, but we would like to integrate into our Web App.

        Avatar of Arvind Iyer
        Arvind Iyer uses PolymerPolymer

        Built a material design simple todo app with a firebase backend

        Avatar of Ralic Lo
        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.

        Avatar of Eliana Abraham
        Eliana Abraham uses Semantic UISemantic UI

        It's pretty. Used it once for MDST.

        Avatar of Wellzesta
        Wellzesta uses Semantic UISemantic UI

        Grid, widgets, theming.

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