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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.

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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        What are some alternatives to Pure and Semantic UI?
        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.
        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.
        Material-UI
        It is a comprehensive guide for visual, motion, and interaction design across platforms and devices.
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        Decisions about Pure 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 Pure 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.

        Avatar of Wellzesta
        Wellzesta uses Semantic UISemantic UI

        Grid, widgets, theming.

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