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Primer vs Semantic UI: What are the differences?

What is Primer? CSS toolkit and guidelines that power GitHub. Primer is the basecoat of GitHub, made by nerds just like you who share a passion for HTML and CSS.

What is 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.

Primer and Semantic UI can be categorized as "Front-End Frameworks" tools.

"simple" is the primary reason why developers consider Primer over the competitors, whereas "Easy to use and looks elegant" was stated as the key factor in picking Semantic UI.

Primer and Semantic UI are both open source tools. Semantic UI with 45.9K GitHub stars and 4.84K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Primer with 8.42K GitHub stars and 621 GitHub forks.

What is Primer?

Primer is the basecoat of GitHub, made by nerds just like you who share a passion for HTML and CSS.

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 Primer and Semantic UI?
          Foundation
          Foundation is the most advanced responsive front-end framework in the world. You can quickly prototype and build sites or apps that work on any kind of device with Foundation, which includes layout constructs (like a fully responsive grid), elements and best practices.
          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.
          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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          Decisions about Primer 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 Primer and Semantic UI
          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 Eliana Abraham
          Eliana Abraham uses Semantic UISemantic UI

          It's pretty. Used it once for MDST.

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          Wellzesta uses Semantic UISemantic UI

          Grid, widgets, theming.

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