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Polymer vs UIkIt: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is UIkIt? A lightweight and modular front-end framework for developing fast and powerful web interfaces. UIkit gives you a comprehensive collection of HTML, CSS, and JS components which is simple to use, easy to customize and extendable.

Polymer and UIkIt can be categorized as "Front-End Frameworks" tools.

"Web components" is the primary reason why developers consider Polymer over the competitors, whereas "Complete GUI" was stated as the key factor in picking UIkIt.

Polymer and UIkIt are both open source tools. It seems that Polymer with 21.1K GitHub stars and 2K forks on GitHub has more adoption than UIkIt with 14.7K GitHub stars and 2.11K GitHub forks.

AX Semantics, USERcycle, and Telemetry are some of the popular companies that use Polymer, whereas UIkIt is used by Dyn, AskNicely, and Nedwave. Polymer has a broader approval, being mentioned in 42 company stacks & 32 developers stacks; compared to UIkIt, which is listed in 45 company stacks and 9 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 UIkIt?

UIkit gives you a comprehensive collection of HTML, CSS, and JS components which is simple to use, easy to customize and extendable.
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          What are some alternatives to Polymer and UIkIt?
          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
          Angular 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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          Avatar of Giovanni Candido da Silva
          Giovanni Candido da Silva uses UIkItUIkIt

          Provides common user interface like dialogs, menus, etc. Is modular and hight customisable. A part from the grid system, is not used directly, but has as layer of abstraction build with web components, and typescript as far as possible with the time and working constraints, to be reused in other projects.

          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 AskNicely
          AskNicely uses UIkItUIkIt

          UI Kit provides so many great features out of the box. It provides all the tools to build a rich interface with very little configuration. Many of the modules are well documented and are relevant to the common trends we are seeing on websites today.

          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

          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.

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