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Semantic UI vs Toolkit: What are the differences?

Developers describe Semantic UI as "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. On the other hand, Toolkit is detailed as "Extensible front-end HTML, CSS, and JavaScript user interface components for the responsive, mobile, and modern web". Toolkit makes use of the latest and greatest technology. This includes HTML5 for semantics, CSS3 for animations and styles, Sass for CSS pre-processing, Gulp for task and package management, and powerful new browser APIs for the JavaScript layer.

Semantic UI and Toolkit can be categorized as "Front-End Frameworks" tools.

Some of the features offered by Semantic UI are:

  • Build Responsive Layouts Easier
  • Self Explanatory
  • Tag ambivalent

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

  • Mobile First
  • Responsive Design
  • Semantic Markup

Semantic UI and Toolkit 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 Toolkit with 1.11K GitHub stars and 121 GitHub forks.

What is Semantic UI?

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

What is Toolkit?

Toolkit makes use of the latest and greatest technology. This includes HTML5 for semantics, CSS3 for animations and styles, Sass for CSS pre-processing, Gulp for task and package management, and powerful new browser APIs for the JavaScript layer.
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        What are some alternatives to Semantic UI and Toolkit?
        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 Toolkit
        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 Toolkit
        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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