Semantic UI vs UIkIt: 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 UIkIt? A lightweight and modular front-end framework for developing fast and powerful web interfaces. UIkit gives you a comprehensive collection of HTML, CSS, and JS components which is simple to use, easy to customize and extendable.
Semantic UI and UIkIt 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, UIkIt provides the following key features:
- LESS - UIkit is developed in LESS to write well-structured, extendable code which is easy to maintain.
- Components - A collection of small, responsive components using consistent and conflict-free naming conventions.
- Customizer - UIkit's very basic style can be extended with themes and is easy to customize to create your own look.
"Easy to use and looks elegant" is the primary reason why developers consider Semantic UI over the competitors, whereas "Complete GUI" was stated as the key factor in picking UIkIt.
Semantic UI and UIkIt are both open source tools. Semantic UI with 45.7K GitHub stars and 4.83K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than UIkIt with 14.6K GitHub stars and 2.1K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Semantic UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 77 company stacks & 50 developers stacks; compared to UIkIt, which is listed in 45 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.
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