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Pure vs Semantic UI: What are the differences?

What is Pure? A set of small, responsive CSS modules that you can use in every web project. Pure is meant to be a starting point for every website or web app. We take care of all the CSS work that every site needs, without making it look cookie-cutter.

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.

Pure and Semantic UI belong to "Front-End Frameworks" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Pure are:

  • A responsive grid that can be customized to your needs
  • A solid base built on Normalize.css to fix cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Consistently styled buttons that work with and

On the other hand, Semantic UI provides the following key features:

  • Build Responsive Layouts Easier
  • Self Explanatory
  • Tag ambivalent

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

Pure and Semantic UI are both open source tools. It seems that Semantic UI with 45.7K GitHub stars and 4.83K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Pure with 20K GitHub stars and 2.06K GitHub forks.

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Pros of Pure
Pros of Semantic UI
  • 14
    Lightweight
  • 10
    Simple
  • 9
    Responsive
  • 9
    Minimalist
  • 4
    Pure
  • 4
    Css
  • 3
    Open source
  • 3
    Neutral style
  • 2
    Consistently
  • 1
    Small footprint
  • 1
    It just works
  • 157
    Easy to use and looks elegant
  • 92
    Variety of components
  • 64
    Themes
  • 61
    Has out-of-the-box widgets i would actually use
  • 56
    Semantic, duh
  • 44
    Its the future
  • 42
    Open source
  • 37
    Very active development
  • 31
    Far less complicated structure
  • 28
    Gulp
  • 9
    Already has more features than bootstrap
  • 8
    Just compare it to Bootstrap and you'll be hooked
  • 7
    UI components
  • 7
    Clean and consistent markup model
  • 6
    Responsiveness
  • 4
    Elegant. clean. readable. maintainable
  • 4
    Because it is semantic :-D
  • 4
    Good-Looking
  • 2
    Great docs
  • 2
    Consistent
  • 2
    Is big and look really great, nothing like this
  • 2
    Modular and scalable
  • 1
    Jquery
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 1
    Blends with reactjs

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Cons of Pure
Cons of Semantic UI
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    • 5
      Outdated build tool (gulp 3))
    • 3
      HTML is not semantic (see list component)
    • 2
      Javascript is tied to jquery
    • 2
      Poor accessibility support

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    What is Pure?

    Pure is meant to be a starting point for every website or web app. We take care of all the CSS work that every site needs, without making it look cookie-cutter.

    What is Semantic UI?

    Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI.

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