React Native Material Design vs Semantic UI

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React Native Material Design vs Semantic UI: What are the differences?

React Native Material Design: React Native UI Components for Material Design. An open source project which aims to bring Material Design to Android through React Native by Facebook. The library is made up of many components, which can be found in the sidebar; 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.

React Native Material Design belongs to "Mobile UI Frameworks" category of the tech stack, while Semantic UI can be primarily classified under "Front-End Frameworks".

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

React Native Material Design and Semantic UI are both open source tools. Semantic UI with 45.7K GitHub stars and 4.83K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than React Native Material Design with 3.12K GitHub stars and 398 GitHub forks.

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What is React Native Material Design?

An open source project which aims to bring Material Design to Android through React Native by Facebook. The library is made up of many components, which can be found in the sidebar.

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 React Native Material Design and Semantic UI?
      jQuery Mobile
      jQuery Mobile is a HTML5-based user interface system designed to make responsive web sites and apps that are accessible on all smartphone, tablet and desktop devices.
      Render
      React-inspired Swift library for writing UIKit UIs.
      Reagent
      It allows you to define efficient React components using nothing but plain ClojureScript functions and data, that describe your UI using a Hiccup-like syntax.
      Classy
      Not CSS. Instead of trying to force UIKit to fit CSS syntax, properties, conventions and constructs. Classy is a stylesheet system built from the ground up to work in harmony with UIKit. It borrows the best ideas from CSS and introduces new syntax, conventions and constructs where appropriate.
      Weex
      Weex renders code in native widgets in Android & iOS and helps preserve the quality of user experience on critical platforms.
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      Decisions about React Native Material Design and Semantic UI
      Koa
      Koa
      React Router
      React Router
      Foundation
      Foundation
      Semantic UI
      Semantic UI
      Bootstrap
      Bootstrap
      PostCSS
      PostCSS
      Less
      Less
      Sass
      Sass
      styled-components
      styled-components
      React Helmet
      React Helmet
      Webpack
      Webpack
      TypeScript
      TypeScript
      JavaScript
      JavaScript
      Apollo
      Apollo
      GraphQL
      GraphQL
      React
      React
      #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 React Native Material Design and Semantic UI
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      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.

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      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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