Material Design for Angular vs Semantic UI

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Material Design for Angular

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Material Design for Angular vs Semantic UI: What are the differences?

Material Design for Angular: Material Design for AngularJS Apps. Material Design is a specification for a unified system of visual, motion, and interaction design that adapts across different devices. Our goal is to deliver a lean, lightweight set of AngularJS-native UI elements that implement the material design system for use in Angular SPAs; 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.

Material Design for Angular and Semantic UI belong to "Front-End Frameworks" category of the tech stack.

"Ui components" is the primary reason why developers consider Material Design for Angular over the competitors, whereas "Easy to use and looks elegant" was stated as the key factor in picking Semantic UI.

Material Design for Angular and Semantic UI are both open source tools. It seems that Semantic UI with 45.7K GitHub stars and 4.83K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Material Design for Angular with 16.5K GitHub stars and 3.57K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Material Design for Angular has a broader approval, being mentioned in 279 company stacks & 369 developers stacks; compared to Semantic UI, which is listed in 77 company stacks and 50 developer stacks.

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Pros of Material Design for Angular
Pros of Semantic UI
  • 119
    Ui components
  • 62
    Backed by google
  • 51
    Backed by angular
  • 51
    Free
  • 48
    Javascript
  • 34
    Open source
  • 32
    Responsiveness
  • 31
    Easy to learn
  • 28
    Quick to develop
  • 20
    Customizable
  • 8
    Easy to start
  • 8
    Powerful
  • 6
    Themes
  • 6
    Flexible
  • 4
    Flexbox Layouts
  • 3
    Great community
  • 3
    I like its design
  • 2
    Great extensions
  • 1
    CDK
  • 1
    Consistents
  • 1
    It's the best looking out of the box
  • 1
    Seamless integration with AngularJS but lack of docs
  • 0
    Progressive Web Apps - to learn
  • 157
    Easy to use and looks elegant
  • 92
    Variety of components
  • 64
    Themes
  • 61
    Has out-of-the-box widgets i would actually use
  • 56
    Semantic, duh
  • 44
    Its the future
  • 42
    Open source
  • 37
    Very active development
  • 31
    Far less complicated structure
  • 28
    Gulp
  • 9
    Already has more features than bootstrap
  • 8
    Just compare it to Bootstrap and you'll be hooked
  • 7
    UI components
  • 7
    Clean and consistent markup model
  • 6
    Responsiveness
  • 4
    Elegant. clean. readable. maintainable
  • 4
    Because it is semantic :-D
  • 4
    Good-Looking
  • 2
    Great docs
  • 2
    Consistent
  • 2
    Is big and look really great, nothing like this
  • 2
    Modular and scalable
  • 1
    Jquery
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 1
    Blends with reactjs

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Cons of Material Design for Angular
Cons of Semantic UI
  • 4
    No practical examples
  • 5
    Outdated build tool (gulp 3))
  • 3
    HTML is not semantic (see list component)
  • 2
    Javascript is tied to jquery
  • 2
    Poor accessibility support

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What is Material Design for Angular?

Material Design is a specification for a unified system of visual, motion, and interaction design that adapts across different devices. Our goal is to deliver a lean, lightweight set of AngularJS-native UI elements that implement the material design system for use in Angular SPAs.

What is Semantic UI?

Semantic empowers designers and developers by creating a shared vocabulary for UI.

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What are some alternatives to Material Design for Angular and Semantic UI?
Material Design for Bootstrap
It is an open source toolkit based on Bootstrap for developing Material Design apps with HTML, CSS, and JS. Quickly prototype your ideas or build your entire app with our Sass variables and mixins, responsive grid system, extensive prebuilt components, and powerful plugins built on jQuery.
Material Design
Material Design is a unified system that combines theory, resources, and tools for crafting digital experiences.
Bootstrap
Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
Animate.css
It is a bunch of cool, fun, and cross-browser animations for you to use in your projects. Great for emphasis, home pages, sliders, and general just-add-water-awesomeness.
Material-UI
MUI (formerly Material-UI) is the React UI library you always wanted. Follow your own design system, or start with Material Design.
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