Material Design for Bootstrap vs Material-UI

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Material Design for Bootstrap vs Material-UI: What are the differences?

Material Design for Bootstrap: Material Design for Bootstrap. This Bootstrap theme is an easy way to use the new Material Design guidelines by Google in your Bootstrap 3 based application. Just include the theme right after the Bootstrap CSS and include the javascript at the end of your document, everything will be converted to Material Design (paper) style; Material-UI: React components for faster and easier web development. Build your own design system, or start with Material Design. React components for faster and easier web development. Build your own design system, or start with Material Design.

Material Design for Bootstrap and Material-UI can be primarily classified as "Front-End Frameworks" tools.

"Bootstrap" is the top reason why over 14 developers like Material Design for Bootstrap, while over 51 developers mention "React" as the leading cause for choosing Material-UI.

Material Design for Bootstrap and Material-UI are both open source tools. Material-UI with 48.6K GitHub stars and 11K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Material Design for Bootstrap with 19.9K GitHub stars and 3.31K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Material-UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 69 company stacks & 80 developers stacks; compared to Material Design for Bootstrap, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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Material-UIMaterial-UI
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reactstrapreactstrap

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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MaterialUI may be overkill for such a simple project, you're right. So I'm recommending both tools in this StackShare form.

But if it's planned to increase the project, consider migrating it to MUI in advance. Among its pros I can name: - brilliant TS support - all popular use cases covered - well documented - backed by sponsors == will live and be maintained

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Material-UIMaterial-UI

I recommend Material-UI for a couple reasons. 1. It’s very easy to throw MUI into React. You can essentially just import the components you need in place of yours. Effectively, for a button, for example, you can swap out <button for MUI’s <Button and you can be done if that’s all you want. Looks great, no hassle, and they have simple guides to help you make good UI decisions on top of that. 2. It’s pretty up-to-date, and it has great docs. I use MUI all the time, and if I were doing a simple, small user-base app, I would definitely use it for the sake of convenience and speed of development.

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Robert Smith
Tech Delivery Manager at self · | 2 upvotes · 20.7K views
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I've used material UI and had great success with it on React projects. Semantic UI is also another great option https://semantic-ui.com/.

When you say its "overkill", I would think long term. I do a lot of small projects not only for the purpose of the project, but also for learning, future projects and to use professionaly. It's a long-term investment.

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Malik Bagwala
Front-end Developer at Vesatogo Innovations · | 1 upvotes · 20.9K views
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Chakra UIChakra UI

Chakra UI seems like the perfect fit in my opinion. It has a much powerful design system, all the necessary components and it is dead simple to learn. And pretty easy to customize too.

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Material-UIMaterial-UI

Much more modern in terms on support for css in js. But go for v5 not v4 as material-ui is going through a transition in term of its own implementation

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Material-UIMaterial-UI

Material-UI looks great and is easy to use. Highly recommended, my favourite UI framework for React.

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Flavio Ribeiro
REACT DEVELOPER at Beblue · | 1 upvotes · 20.7K views
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Material-UIMaterial-UI

Material-UI is the good choice for a small project. It's fast for development, maintenance, and is ready to use. It HaveMaterial-UI is the good choice for a small project. It's fast for development, maintenance, and is ready to use. Has an excellent documentation with pratic examples.

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It's totally the design decision if you like to follow bootstrap design then you should go for reactstrap. But if you want to follow google material design then you should go for material ui.

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Ant DesignAnt DesignMaterial-UIMaterial-UI
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Next.jsNext.js

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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I'm using both of them. But If you want to create admin dashboard, You should try AntDesign. They (Alibaba / Taobao) created a group of UI libaries to create admin dashboard. It's production ready. https://procomponents.ant.design/en-US/components/table https://pro.ant.design/docs/layout In my opinion, If you want to create a dashboard with mobile first / simple dashboard, you can choice material ui. otherwise, antdesign is better (if you want focus on desktop /tablet ui). Some of skeleton has built with material ui such as react-admin is good point to start. But if you want to create admin site with antdesign, I think you should build with umijs (it is alternative and compatible with nextjs and antd support directlly)

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Irving Caamal
Mid Level Software Engineer at Fullstacklabs · | 2 upvotes · 76.1K views
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https://github.com/uber/baseweb I highly recommend you baseweb, it's easy and very customizable and also beautiful.

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Decisions about Material Design for Bootstrap and Material-UI

Bootstrap is useful for rapid prototyping using an existing design system. Since the design system can be used in standard HTML + Javascript and can be imported for free into a Figma project, it lowers the complexity of our mock-up creation and frontend styling, all while promoting consistency. We did not choose Material UI, because it does not have a free design system to import into Figma.

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Kexin Lin
at University of Toronto · | 8 upvotes · 194.7K views

I replaced Bootstrap with Material-UI during the front-end UI development, because Material-UI adopts a component-based importing style, making it suit well in a "React programming style". This makes me comfortable when programming because I can treat importing UI components as other React components I define.

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Xinyi Liu
Software Developer at BigClarity · | 6 upvotes · 259.6K views

As our team will be building a web application, HTML5 and CSS3 are one of the standardized combinations to implement the structure and the styling of a webpage. Material-UI comes with all sorts of predesigned web components such as buttons and dropdowns that will save us tons of development time. Since it is a component library designed for React, it suits our needs. However, we do acknowledge that predesigned components may sometimes cause pains especially when it comes to custom styling. To make our life even easier, we also adopted Tailwind CSS. It is a CSS framework providing low-level utility classes that will act as building blocks when we create custom designs.

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Fonts and typography are fun. Material Design is a framework (developed by Google) that basically geeks out on how to assemble your typographical elements together into a design language. If you're into fonts and typography, it's fantastic. It provides a theming engine, reusable components, and can pull different user interfaces together under a common design paradigm. I'd highly recommend looking into Borries Schwesinger's book "The Form Book" if you're going to be working with Material UI or are otherwise new to component design.

https://www.amazon.com/Form-Book-Creating-Printed-Online/dp/0500515085

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Pros of Material Design for Bootstrap
Pros of Material-UI
  • 16
    Bootstrap
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    Light weight
  • 6
    Awesome and simple to use
  • 4
    Modern Looks
  • 4
    Google Material Design
  • 4
    Responsive
  • 3
    Open Source
  • 3
    Great angular compatibility
  • 131
    React
  • 80
    Material Design
  • 56
    Ui components
  • 26
    CSS framework
  • 22
    Component
  • 13
    Looks great
  • 10
    Good documentation
  • 10
    Responsive
  • 9
    LESS
  • 7
    Open source
  • 6
    Ui component
  • 6
    Code examples
  • 5
    Flexible
  • 4
    JSS
  • 3
    Supports old browsers out of the box
  • 3
    Angular
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    Fun
  • 3
    Very accessible
  • 2
    Interface
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    Designed for Server Side Rendering
  • 1
    Easy to work with

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Cons of Material Design for Bootstrap
Cons of Material-UI
  • 2
    Not free for premo stuff
  • 30
    Hard to learn. Bad documentation
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    Hard to customize
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    Hard to understand Docs
  • 6
    Extra library needed for date/time pickers
  • 6
    Bad performance
  • 5
    For editable table component need to use material-table

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What is 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.

What is Material-UI?

Material UI is a library of React UI components that implements Google's Material Design.

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    What are some alternatives to Material Design for Bootstrap and Material-UI?
    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.
    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 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.
    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.
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