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.