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Bulma vs Vuetify: What are the differences?

Bulma: Free, open source, & modern CSS framework based on Flexbox. Bulma is a CSS framework based on Flexbox and built with Sass ; Vuetify: Material Component Framework for VueJS 2. Vuetify is a component framework for Vue.js 2. It aims to provide clean, semantic and reusable components that make building your application a breeze. Vuetify utilizes Google's Material Design design pattern, taking cues from other popular frameworks such as Materialize.css, Material Design Lite, Semantic UI and Bootstrap 4.

Bulma and Vuetify can be categorized as "Front-End Frameworks" tools.

Bulma and Vuetify are both open source tools. Bulma with 35.6K GitHub stars and 2.86K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Vuetify with 20K GitHub stars and 2.32K GitHub forks.

Digimedia ENVISION, FishFriender, and Tam Development LLC. are some of the popular companies that use Bulma, whereas Vuetify is used by Luckycycle, Webhook Relay, and Intelinvest team. Bulma has a broader approval, being mentioned in 30 company stacks & 46 developers stacks; compared to Vuetify, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 36 developer stacks.

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Daniel Hernández Alcojor
Frontend Developer at atSistemas · | 8 upvotes · 410.6K views
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I'm building, from scratch, a webapp. It's going to be a dashboard to check on our apps in New Relic and update the Apdex from the webapp. I have just chosen Next.js as our framework because we use React already, and after going through the tutorial, I just loved the latest changes they have implemented.

But we have to decide on a CSS framework for the UI. I'm partial to Bulma because I love that it's all about CSS (and you can use SCSS from the start), that it's rather lightweight and that it doesn't come with JavaScript clutter. One of the things I hate about Bootstrap is that you depend on jQuery to use the JavaScript part. My boss loves UIkIt, but when I've used it in the past, I didn't like it.

What do you think we should use? Maybe you have another suggestion?

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UIkIt

I have used bulma in several projects. We could not customize with the websites very well. Also when we need "quick solutions" Bulma is not suitable (I mean basic animations, to-top buttons, transparent navbar solutions etc. For these solutions, you need extra js codes).

Everybody knows about Bootstrap (heavy but popular).

Now we start a new project with UI kit, I like it. Pros: It is fast and lightweight and imho it has very good UI. Cons: Small community. Documentation.

Check this link for kick-off. https://github.com/zzseba78/Kick-Off

Maybe it is helpful.

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Damien Lucchese
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Bulma

Been checking out Bulma, myself, and really dig it. I like that it's a great base level jumping off point. You can get a layout going with it, pretty quickly, and then customize as you want. It definitely sounds like it's the one you're leaning towards but a big factor would be who will be using it most? Your boss, yourself, others? Whichever you like best, you'll prob be most productive with but if in the end your boss says it has to be UIkit, then best to be open-minded and give it another shot. Sometimes you may not jive with new tools in your stack, at first, but then they can become tools you learn to love. Best to you in your decision! Take care & keep safe.

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Diez

I've moved away from the concept of UI kits. Not that many support CSS grid. A lot of the icons are easier to use in SVG. I've had success in the concept of design framework and design tokens. I build my brand identity in Figma, and extract in Diez. Then Diez integrates into React and SASS. Much easier because design is decoupled from software in a central authority, and software updates automatically from design changes.

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Bulma

Honestly - pick whatever you are the most comfortable with. You can achieve almost the same effects with different tools, so why not use something I like using?

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Tomer Fishaimer
Frontend Architect at Aqua Security · | 2 upvotes · 265K views
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Tailwind CSS

Actually it really depends on your needs, there are 3 types of UI frameworks you can use:

  1. A complete set of UI components like: https://react-bulma.dev/en/getting-started.

    Pros:

    Having a lot of pre-built UI components saves a lot of time

    Cons:

    need to learn the react framework and the bulma styles, and it's harder to customize to your needs

  2. A pure css framework, like Bulma, where you write all the components yourself.

    Pros:

    A lot of flexibility to build the components you need

    Cons:

    You are bound to Bulma classes and markup.

    Takes more time since you need to build the components

  3. A utility class framework like: https://tailwindcss.com/.

Pros:

Most flexible, mix and match classes as you like and build your own markup

Very easy to customize to your needs

Cons:

Might take time to get used to and takes more time since you need to build the components

If you choose options one, then it's just a matter of deciding what style you like (material,ant, bulma) and go with the library that implements it If you go with pure css and build your own components, I can't recommend tailwind enough, I've been finding myself building entire pages without writing a single line of css.

And if later on, the designer wants to make a change to some color, or size, I just need to change one value in the config file, and the entire app is updated.

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Pros of Bulma
Pros of Vuetify
  • 10
    Easy setup
  • 6
    Easy-to-customize the sass build
  • 6
    Community-created themes
  • 4
    Great docs
  • 4
    Responsive
  • 3
    Easy to learn and use
  • 26
    Enables beauty for graphically challenged devs
  • 22
    Wide range of components and active development
  • 19
    Vue
  • 15
    New age components
  • 12
    Easy integration
  • 10
    Material Design
  • 9
    Open Source
  • 8
    Nuxt.js
  • 5
    Awesome Documentation
  • 5
    Not tied to jQuery
  • 4
    Internationalization
  • 4
    Awesome Component collection
  • 3
    Best use of vue slots you'll ever see
  • 2
    Not tied to jQuery
  • 1
    Responsiveness
  • 1
    Treeshaking

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Cons of Bulma
Cons of Vuetify
  • 2
    Not yet supporting Vue 3
  • 18
    It is heavy

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What is Bulma?

Bulma is a CSS framework based on Flexbox and built with Sass

What is Vuetify?

Vuetify is a component framework for Vue.js 2. It aims to provide clean, semantic and reusable components that make building your application a breeze. Vuetify utilizes Google's Material Design design pattern, taking cues from other popular frameworks such as Materialize.css, Material Design Lite, Semantic UI and Bootstrap 4.

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Bootstrap
Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
Material Design
Material Design is a unified system that combines theory, resources, and tools for crafting digital experiences.
Material
Express your creativity with Material, an animation and graphics framework for Google's Material Design and Apple's Flat UI in Swift.
UIkIt
UIkit gives you a comprehensive collection of HTML, CSS, and JS components which is simple to use, easy to customize and extendable.
Semantic UI
Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI.
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