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Semantic UI vs Skeleton: What are the differences?

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.

What is Skeleton? A Beautiful Boilerplate for Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Development. Skeleton is a small collection of CSS files that can help you rapidly develop sites that look beautiful at any size, be it a 17" laptop screen or an iPhone.

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

Some of the features offered by Semantic UI are:

  • Build Responsive Layouts Easier
  • Self Explanatory
  • Tag ambivalent

On the other hand, Skeleton provides the following key features:

  • Responsive Grid Down To Mobile
  • Fast to Start
  • Style Agnostic

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

Semantic UI and Skeleton are both open source tools. It seems that Semantic UI with 45.9K GitHub stars and 4.84K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Skeleton with 16.8K GitHub stars and 2.93K GitHub forks.

Snapchat, Create.It, and Reviewable are some of the popular companies that use Semantic UI, whereas Skeleton is used by Ledger Note, Spirit Pixels™, and emotion.me. Semantic UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 77 company stacks & 55 developers stacks; compared to Skeleton, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

What is Semantic UI?

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

What is Skeleton?

Skeleton is a small collection of CSS files that can help you rapidly develop sites that look beautiful at any size, be it a 17" laptop screen or an iPhone.
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      What are some alternatives to Semantic UI and Skeleton?
      Bootstrap
      Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
      UIkIt
      UIkit gives you a comprehensive collection of HTML, CSS, and JS components which is simple to use, easy to customize and extendable.
      Ant Design
      An enterprise-class UI design language and React-based implementation. Graceful UI components out of the box, base on React Component. A npm + webpack + babel + dora + dva development framework.
      Material-UI
      It is a comprehensive guide for visual, motion, and interaction design across platforms and devices.
      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.
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      Decisions about Semantic UI and Skeleton
      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 Semantic UI and Skeleton
      Avatar of Ujjwal Bhujel
      Ujjwal Bhujel uses SkeletonSkeleton

      Like Bootstrap, It offers the same CSS framework service (Which I prefer to say cheatsheet ;)) but less complex and cleaner look and to the point.

      Avatar of Markus Gebka
      Markus Gebka uses SkeletonSkeleton

      I used it for some private stuff lately where I only needed a grid and was looking for the leanest framework there is.

      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 Ledger Note
      Ledger Note uses SkeletonSkeleton

      My favorite, no-frills, base responsive CSS grid.

      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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