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Topcoat vs UIkIt: What are the differences?

What is Topcoat? CSS for clean and fast web apps. TopCoat is made up of base controls, platform specific styles, themes and a build script to stitch them all together.

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.

Topcoat and UIkIt can be primarily classified as "Front-End Frameworks" tools.

Some of the features offered by Topcoat are:

  • Components Galore
  • Themeable
  • BEM Architecture

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.

"Open source" is the primary reason why developers consider Topcoat over the competitors, whereas "Complete GUI" was stated as the key factor in picking UIkIt.

Topcoat and UIkIt are both open source tools. UIkIt with 14.7K GitHub stars and 2.11K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Topcoat with 4.31K GitHub stars and 417 GitHub forks.

What is Topcoat?

TopCoat is made up of base controls, platform specific styles, themes and a build script to stitch them all together.

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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            AskNicely uses UIkItUIkIt

            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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