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What is Material-UI?

MUI (formerly Material-UI) is the React UI library you always wanted. Follow your own design system, or start with Material Design.
Material-UI is a tool in the Front-End Frameworks category of a tech stack.
Material-UI is an open source tool with 72K GitHub stars and 24.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Material-UI's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Material-UI?

Companies
178 companies reportedly use Material-UI in their tech stacks, including medium.com, MAK IT, and Scale.

Developers
1089 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Material-UI.

Material-UI Integrations

Node.js, React, Next.js, Gatsby, and styled-components are some of the popular tools that integrate with Material-UI. Here's a list of all 9 tools that integrate with Material-UI.
Pros of Material-UI
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React
75
Material Design
46
Ui components
23
CSS framework
18
Component
11
Looks great
9
Responsive
9
LESS
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Good documentation
6
Open source
5
Code examples
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Ui component
5
Flexible
4
JSS
3
Supports old browsers out of the box
3
Angular
3
Very accessible
2
Designed for Server Side Rendering
2
LADO
2
Interface
2
Fun
1
Asdasd
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Easy to work with
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Decisions about Material-UI

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Material-UI in their tech stack.

Adebayo Akinlaja
Engineering Manager at Andela · | 26 upvotes · 705.9K views

I picked up an idea to develop and it was no brainer I had to go with React for the frontend. I was faced with challenges when it came to what component framework to use. I had worked extensively with Material-UI but I needed something different that would offer me wider range of well customized components (I became pretty slow at styling). I brought in Evergreen after several sampling and reads online but again, after several prototype development against Evergreen—since I was using TypeScript and I had to import custom Type, it felt exhaustive. After I validated Evergreen with the designs of the idea I was developing, I also noticed I might have to do a lot of styling. I later stumbled on Material Kit, the one specifically made for React . It was promising with beautifully crafted components, most of which fits into the designs pages I had on ground.

A major problem of Material Kit for me is it isn't written in TypeScript and there isn't any plans to support its TypeScript version. I rolled up my sleeve and started converting their components to TypeScript and if you'll ask me, I am still on it.

In summary, I used the Create React App with TypeScript support and I am spending some time converting Material Kit to TypeScript before I start developing against it. All of these components are going to be hosted on Bit.

If you feel I am crazy or I have gotten something wrong, I'll be willing to listen to your opinion. Also, if you want to have a share of whatever TypeScript version of Material Kit I end up coming up with, let me know.

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My React website is a simple 5-pager that attaches to a database to store and display registrations and other data. The user (small user base) can change any form elements, but I don't need theme-ing, though that would be fun for the user. reactstrap/react-bootstrap built on Bootstrap 4 sounds dated. I am familiar with reactstrap, but a friend said to try Material-UI. The thought of learning it is interesting, but somehow I think it might be overkill. So... reactstrap, react-bootstrap, or Material UI, which should I use?

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Ant Design

Hi, I start building an admin dashboard with next.js and looking for a frontend framework ( components ready ). So I end up with Ant Design and Material-UI, but I never built a project with these two.

Here is a list of my requirements.

  1. Good documentation.
  2. easy CRUD ( date picker and date range picker bundled )
  3. built-in multi-lang feature or Great 3rd library support
  4. Admin dashboard template
  5. well code maintenance

Which is better for the long run?

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reactstrap

I need to create a footer. Can I use reactstrap and Material-UI, or is it one or the other? If it's only one, what is the best way to create a footer with MaterialUI?

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Tshepo Mohlatlole
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Material-UI

I am currently working on a web application, and I am using Material-UI. The problem is that I always find myself in a situation where I have to override styles from material-UI, and I have to write a lot of CSS

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Material-UI's Features

  • Tables
  • Forms
  • Snackbars
  • Buttons
  • Theming

Material-UI Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Material-UI?
Kendo UI
Fast, light, complete: 70+ jQuery-based UI widgets in one powerful toolset. AngularJS integration, Bootstrap support, mobile controls, offline data solution.
Flat UI
Flat UI is a beautiful theme for Bootstrap. We have redesigned many of its components to look flat in every pixel.
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.
react-md
React MD is Google's Material Design specifications implemented with Sass and React. The goal of the project is to create components that adhere to the Material Design specifications.
Angular Material
Sprint from Zero to App. Hit the ground running with comprehensive, modern UI components that work across the web, mobile and desktop. It allows to create material styled angular apps fast and easy.
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Material-UI's Followers
2701 developers follow Material-UI to keep up with related blogs and decisions.