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Tailwind CSS vs UIkIt: What are the differences?

Developers describe Tailwind CSS as "A utility-first CSS framework for rapid UI development". Tailwind is different from frameworks like Bootstrap, Foundation, or Bulma in that it's not a UI kit. It doesn't have a default theme, and there are no build-in UI components. It comes with a menu of predesigned widgets to build your site with, but doesn't impose design decisions that are difficult to undo. On the other hand, UIkIt is detailed as "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.

Tailwind CSS and UIkIt can be categorized as "Front-End Frameworks" tools.

Some of the features offered by Tailwind CSS are:

  • No default theme
  • No build-in UI components
  • No opinion about how your site should look

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.

"Highly customizable" is the top reason why over 2 developers like Tailwind CSS, while over 25 developers mention "Complete GUI" as the leading cause for choosing UIkIt.

Tailwind CSS and UIkIt are both open source tools. UIkIt with 14.6K GitHub stars and 2.1K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Tailwind CSS with 12.6K GitHub stars and 571 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, UIkIt has a broader approval, being mentioned in 45 company stacks & 9 developers stacks; compared to Tailwind CSS, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 18 developer stacks.

What is Tailwind CSS?

Tailwind is different from frameworks like Bootstrap, Foundation, or Bulma in that it's not a UI kit. It doesn't have a default theme, and there are no build-in UI components. It comes with a menu of predesigned widgets to build your site with, but doesn't impose design decisions that are difficult to undo.

What is UIkIt?

UIkit gives you a comprehensive collection of HTML, CSS, and JS components which is simple to use, easy to customize and extendable.
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        Giovanni Candido da Silva uses UIkItUIkIt

        Provides common user interface like dialogs, menus, etc. Is modular and hight customisable. A part from the grid system, is not used directly, but has as layer of abstraction build with web components, and typescript as far as possible with the time and working constraints, to be reused in other projects.

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        UI Kit provides so many great features out of the box. It provides all the tools to build a rich interface with very little configuration. Many of the modules are well documented and are relevant to the common trends we are seeing on websites today.

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