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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.
        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.
        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.
        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
        React components for faster and easier web development. Build your own design system, or start with Material Design.
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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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