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Semantic UI vs Slim Lang: What are the differences?

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; Slim Lang: Template language whose goal is reduce the syntax to the essential parts without becoming cryptic. Slim is a template language whose goal is to reduce the view syntax to the essential parts without becoming cryptic. It started as an exercise to see how much could be removed from a standard html template (<, >, closing tags, etc...). As more people took an interest in Slim, the functionality grew and so did the flexibility of the syntax.

Semantic UI can be classified as a tool in the "Front-End Frameworks" category, while Slim Lang is grouped under "Templating Languages & Extensions".

"Easy to use and looks elegant" is the top reason why over 134 developers like Semantic UI, while over 10 developers mention "Easier to type and maintain than haml" as the leading cause for choosing Slim Lang.

Semantic UI and Slim Lang 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 Slim Lang with 4.84K GitHub stars and 473 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Semantic UI
Pros of Slim Lang
  • 157
    Easy to use and looks elegant
  • 92
    Variety of components
  • 64
    Themes
  • 61
    Has out-of-the-box widgets i would actually use
  • 56
    Semantic, duh
  • 44
    Its the future
  • 42
    Open source
  • 37
    Very active development
  • 31
    Far less complicated structure
  • 28
    Gulp
  • 9
    Already has more features than bootstrap
  • 8
    Just compare it to Bootstrap and you'll be hooked
  • 7
    UI components
  • 7
    Clean and consistent markup model
  • 6
    Responsiveness
  • 4
    Elegant. clean. readable. maintainable
  • 4
    Because it is semantic :-D
  • 4
    Good-Looking
  • 2
    Great docs
  • 2
    Consistent
  • 2
    Is big and look really great, nothing like this
  • 2
    Modular and scalable
  • 1
    Jquery
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 1
    Blends with reactjs
  • 13
    Easier to type and maintain than haml
  • 12
    Very clean and logical
  • 9
    Integrates with Rails by installing a single gem
  • 8
    Performs better than haml
  • 4
    Concise
  • 3
    Extensive package support in sublime text 2 and 3
  • 1
    Atom package support

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Cons of Semantic UI
Cons of Slim Lang
  • 5
    Outdated build tool (gulp 3))
  • 3
    HTML is not semantic (see list component)
  • 2
    Javascript is tied to jquery
  • 2
    Poor accessibility support
  • 2
    Not so good editor support
  • 1
    Overcomplicated syntax
  • 1
    Lots of syntactic corner cases
  • 1
    Easy to break nesting when reindenting or copy-pasting

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What is Semantic UI?

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

What is Slim Lang?

Slim is a template language whose goal is to reduce the view syntax to the essential parts without becoming cryptic. It started as an exercise to see how much could be removed from a standard html template (<, >, closing tags, etc...). As more people took an interest in Slim, the functionality grew and so did the flexibility of the syntax.

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